These chocolate orange biscuits are quick and simple to make with kids. You can use this recipe to teach children cooking skills, including creaming butter and sugar, weighing, grating and mixing. It’s also great for teaching basic division skills, as the biscuit mixture is divided into 4 and then divided again into 6 to make 24 biscuits.
100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
100g/3½oz golden caster sugar
1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
1 unwaxed orange, finely grated zest only
50g/1¾oz milk chocolate, cut into small pieces
275g/9¼oz plain flour
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease two baking trays with a little butter.
Put the butter in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric hand whisk until soft. Add the sugar and beat again until very creamy. Beat in the egg until combined.
Stir in the orange zest, chocolate and flour. Use your hands to make the dough into a ball.
Divide the dough into quarters and roll each quarter into a sausage shape, about 10cm/4 inches long and 4cm/1½ inches wide. Slice each log into 6 equal pieces; you will have a total of 24 biscuits. Make sure each biscuit is a circle shape, then press it down slightly with your hands and place it on the prepared baking trays.
Bake for 10–12 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Use a palette knife to lift the biscuits onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.
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Each serving provides 598 kcal, 23g protein, 68g carbohydrate (of which 14g sugars), 24g fat (of which 8g saturates), 10g fibre and 0.6g salt. Learn more