Vegan Chocolate Chip Orange Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Orange Cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Chip Orange Cookies are subtly spiced, flavoured with zesty orange and studded with dark chocolate.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Orange Cookies

What’s great about these cookies is that they use only ingredients that even non-vegans would want to have in their store cupboard anyway.

All you need is to mix a few basic ingredients in one bowl, meaning they’re super quick and easy to make, maybe even easier than regular cookies! 

These chocolate chip orange cookies were inspired by the flavours of Green & Black’s Maya Gold bar: dark chocolate “infused with a twist of orange and delicate spices”.

So, I decided to use orange extract and dark chocolate (a classic combination), with Biscoff spread as a butter substitute, as it adds a lovely delicately spiced flavour.

I first came across Biscoff spread in France, where they call it Speculoos. Not only is it ridiculously addictive, but its flavour is very versatile and works well in a wide range of desserts.

You can also add extra spices, such as cinnamon or nutmeg, depending on your preference!

And if you don’t fancy chocolate and orange, you can use the batter as a base for other ingredients – how about cranberry and macadamia nut?

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Orange Cookies
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Vegan Chocolate Chip Orange Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

These Vegan Chocolate Chip Orange Cookies are subtly spiced, flavoured with zesty orange and studded with dark chocolate.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 77 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 heaped tablespoons smooth almond butter (or sub cashew butter)
  • 3 heaped tablespoons Biscoff spread
  • 1 tablespoon orange essence (or sub with orange liqueur or grated orange zest)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100 g (3.5oz) self-raising flour (or plain flour + 1 teaspoon baking powder)
  • Handful of candied orange peel, roughly chopped
  • 40 g (1.5oz) dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • Splash of milk, any kind
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon/pinch of nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (350 degrees)

  2. Mix together the almond butter, Biscoff spread, orange essence, vanilla, orange peel and chocolate chips in a bowl

  3. Sift in the flour (and spices) and a splash of milk and mix again until the mixture becomes cookie dough-like in texture
  4. Cover a baking tray with greased baking paper and use your hands to mould the mixture into 12 cookies of identical size – I find the best way to do this is to make 12 balls of equal size and then press down on them with a fork afterwards

  5. Bake in oven for around 8 minutes

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