Christmas Eve is perfect timing to share my recipe for chocolate orange snowball cookies. These melt-in-the-mouth cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. They are rolled and dusted with icing sugar before they are baked to give a natural snowball effect. These are a pleasant alternative to traditional spice cookies and will make a perfect Christmas present or take pride of place in your homemade cookie selection tin.
While these cookies are simple and quick to make you need to allow time for the mixture to rest in the fridge. The cookie dough is extremely soft when made and needs to harden in the fridge for rolling. But once you taste them it is indeed worth the extra time! You can make an extra large amount and keave the dough in the fridge and just roll when you require!
Why You Will Love These Chocolate Orange Snowball Cookies
- Quick and easy to make. The dough is so quick to make in the thermomix. You just need to leave it in the fridge for a few hours before baking and you can roll as you require.
- Freshly baked cookies every day of the week. If you make an extra large batch you can leave the dough in the fridge for up to a week and just roll and bake as you desire. It means you can have freshly baked cookies whenever you like!
- Bring your favourite bakery to your kitchen. These literally taste like they have been bought in your fresh local bakery. By using top quality ingredients like Lindt orange chocolate you know you are tasting something truly special.
- Perfect for little or big hands. You can bake this any size you like for whoever you like. From the little person in the family or the Cookie Monster!
Ingredients For Orange Chocolate Snowball Cookies
- Orange Chocolate. I use Lindt’s Intense Orange Dark Chocolate. It’s my favourite with hints of orange rind to bring out the orange flavour.
- Flour. You can use plain flour or white spelt in this recipe.
- Butter. Use real butter and not margarine as it gives the crumbly texture to the cookie.
- Orange Rind. Along with the Lindt chocolate it adds that extra citrus flavour to the cookie.
If you like these then you will love my recipe for spelt gingerbread cookies! EnjoyPrint
Melt in the mouth chocolate orange snowball cookies made in the thermomix with Lindt orange chocolate. Dusted with icing sugar and baked in the oven to give a natural snowball look
- Lindt orange chocolate
- 180g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 70g soft butter
- 140g brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
- 20g cocoa power
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 100g icing sugar
- Place the chocolate orange in the TM bowl and melt 3 minutes, 50˚C, speed 2. Place in a separate bowl until required. Wash and dry the TM bowl.
- Add the butter and brown sugar to the TM bowl and beat 2 minutes, speed 4 until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time and beat 10 seconds, speed 4.
- Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, orange zest and cocoa powder and blend 20 minutes, speed 3. Scrape down the sides with the spatula and repeat again 20 minutes, speed 3.
- Place the dough in a bowl and leave in the fridge a minimum of 3 hours or until the mixture is thick and pliable.
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
- Sift the icing sugar onto a large plate or dish. Roll the dough into balls and dip in icing sugar.
- Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 10-12 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!
If you want plain chocolate snowballs then omit the orange zest and use plain Lindt dark chocolate.
- Category: Baking