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Milk Chocolate Orange Cookies (Ben's Cookies) | Ana's Baking Chronicles

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Perfectly sotf and gooey inside, with lovely crispy exterior. These Milk Chocolate Orange Cookies are full of flavour, easy to make and you'll love them!

    How to


    Place sliced butter into a light-coloured pan or skillet. Melt over medium-high heat, stirring continuously, until becomes foamy, then turns clear and starts showing brown specks. You'll also notice nutty aroma. It's done after approx. 5 min, at medium brown stage. Transfer it to a large bowl and allow to cool.


    In a separate bowl sift both flours and mix in baking powder and salt using a whisk.


    Once the butter has cooled a little bit, add sugar and orange zest to it and mix it with a whisk for a minute, just to combine. Then add eggs, one at the time, with vanilla extract and whisk for a minute until combined.


    Add dry ingredients in two batches and combine with a wooden spoon to form a dough. (You can do this in a stand mixer, with a paddle attachment). Add candied orange peel and chopped chocolate disks, leaving 30 disks for later.


    Form 80 g balls, put a chocolate disk in the middle of each ball of dough and then stick one on top. Put cookie dough balls on a baking tray, cover with plastic wrap and chill for a couple of hours or up to 3 days before baking.


    Preheat the oven to 190˚C or 375˚F. Line two baking sheets with baking paper. Leave 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) between each cookie dough ball and bake for approx. 12-15 min. It depends on your oven.* When done, cookies should be golden and crispy outside but soft to the touch. Leave them on a baking tray for 2-3 minutes to firm up a little bit before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.


    300 g all-purpose flour

    100 g whole wheat flour

    325 g light soft brown sugar

    200 g unsalted butter

    2 large eggs (room temperature)

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    ½ teaspoon baking soda

    ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    zest of one large orange

    75 g candied orange (diced, for baking purposes)

    250 g milk chocolate disks (I used Belcolade brand)