Everyone has their favorite cookies that you will bake every year or have your mom/ grandma bake them. But this year I wanted to try something new and thought to myself, hey, why don`t I convert one of my favorite cookie recipes. And the chocolate orange cookies are the result.
They are a modification of my absolute favourite cookie, the German Spitzbuben..
They are made with hazelnuts and red currant jam.
Like the original, they are really easy to make and also just look absolutely sensational on the cookie plate.
You can of course just take a store bought Orange Marmalade, but try my Orange Whiskey Marmalade for it. The Marmalade gives the chocolate orange cookies just another kick. And chocolate and orange are an absolute stunner together.
And if you are baking with kids, you can also modify the cookies with filling them with some melted chocolate… I tried it and they sure were a HIT!
If you are making those delicious cookies for kids, simply substitute the orange whiskey marmalade with some chocolate. Just melt some chocolate and fill the cookies with it… So good!
Why don´t you just give it a go!
Have fun baking,
love, sabrina x
Chocolate Orange Cookies
something different for Christmasmoderate
- 15 minutes
- 2 hours
- 1 minutes
- 12 minutes
- 2 hours 28 minutes
|100 g||all purpose sugar|
|1||packet vanilla sugar|
|1||pinch of salt|
|100 g||ground almonds|
|1tsp baking soda|
|150 g||Orange Whiskey Marmalade|
- rolling pin
Steps of preparation
- Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and egg yolks together.
- Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder and almonds and work into a shortcrust pastry.
- Wrap the dough in aluminium foil and let it rest for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
- Preheat the oven to 200 °Celsius and prepare a baking sheet with baking paper.
- Shape the dough into a long roll and cut even slices from it.
- Shape these into balls and use the end of a wooden spoon to make small indentations.
- Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake on the middle rack for about 12 minutes
- Let the cookies cool on a wire rack
- Heat the orange whiskey jam in a small saucepan and stir until smooth and then pour it into the wells of the cookies
- It is best to let the cookies cool overnight and then put them in a cookie jar.
You can substitute also with some raspberry jam or strawberry jam if you like
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