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Homemade Cookies — Chocolate Orange Cookies

This recipe is for those who like a combination of orange and dark chocolate flavors.

Chocolate chip cookies I do not like since childhood, its taste always seemed to me somehow flat.

But a visit to a nice candy store in a small Portuguese town contributed to the victory over the negative!

Cookies rich brown with a white sugar crust, packaged in cellophane «pound“With a golden ribbon, turned out to be too strong a temptation.

I decided to give chocolate biscuits another chance.

And again I was disappointed — the same inexpressive taste, a sort of under-chocolate.

And just recently, breaking off a slice of chocolates with orange candied fruit, I suddenly understood — an orange, but of course! He will fix the whole thing!

I quickly rubbed the zest, poured Cointreau on it, and began kneading the dough.

Since then, I have baked biscuit on this recipe many times.

Even my son who does not eat loves him. oranges in no way.

What do you need:

  • 60 g chocolate (75-80% cocoa)
  • 160 g flour
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp. Cointreau (optional)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 bag (10g) of vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar

What to do:
Melt the chocolate in a water bath and cool. Wash the orange well with hot water and use a very fine grater to remove the zest.

Pour zest liqueur «Cointreau«.

In a deep bowl, beat the vegetable oil with sugar and vanilla sugar, add the eggs, melted chocolate, zest and beat well again.

Mix flour with baking powder and salt, sift into the egg mixture and knead the dough.

It will turn out quite liquid, but don’t worry — in the fridge the dough «will gather«.

Ready dough to put in the fridge for 2.5 hours.

Heat the oven to 180 degrees.

Baking tray with baking paper.

Pour 3-4 tbsp into the dinner plate. l powdered sugar, dip your palms into it and roll balls of dough with powdered palms.

Each ball should be about the size of a walnut.

The dough will stick slightly to the hands, but we do not add flour in any case, just powder the hands more carefully. One good half of the ball dipped in icing sugar to make a white hat, and put it on a baking pan with the cap up.

And so every ball.

Bake in the upper part of the oven for 12-15 minutes.

It is important not to overdry: inside the cookies should be soft.

Especially delicious chocolate-orange cookies becomes the next day.

Elena Ilyina:
“In my family, the grandmother was the bakery chief — she knew how to bake cakes“ like in a village ”: a huge number of cakes and cheesecakes with different fillings from a huge amount of dough. Mama rarely baked and it was a Soviet classic: Honey cake, nuts with condensed milk, biscuits in mayonnaise, tubes with marmalade.

Experiments with Bird’s Milk, as I remember, have failed.

In my opinion, baking is a real pleasure: from the smell of spices, from the snowfall of flour that is sifted into a bowl, from whipping butter and sugar from yellow to white, from turning thin ordinary-bodied proteins into white glossy peaks, from the secret life of a dough full rustles and sounds, from the warm smell of yeast dough, which is so nice to put in place and observe how it is persistently chosen back.

When I need to organize my thoughts and ideas, I bake cookies, which are cut with molds. When I did not cope with the next technical device, I take out the waffle iron — it always submits to me. When you need to calm down internally, bake cupcakes.

Tune in for the holiday — cakes.

This kind of baking therapy turns out. ”

Elena Ilina’s recipes:

Cheesecake with cottage cheese

I met this cozy and very fast cheesecake a couple of weeks ago. I was struck by the simplicity of the recipe, which was not even necessary to write.

See below.

Breton pie

The recipe was brought to me by a friend from a trip to the south of France.

She ordered a cake at every restaurant where she dined, and eventually begged for a recipe from the chef.

See below.

Blueberry Muffins

The classic recipe for muffins is simple: in one bowl all the liquid ingredients and sugar are mixed, in the second — all the dry ingredients and berries.


See below.

Fig cake

There are such recipes, from which it becomes tasty at the first reading.

Here, for example: «Cut figs into large slices, put in shape.

See below.

Apricot pie

His dry crumbly dough holds the tender flesh perfectly and soaks with fruit juices just enough to become fragrant and slightly moist.

See below.

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