Oranges are just lovely at the moment. They are juicy, sweet and cheap. I grabbed a couple of kilos and have been eating them, today I decided the peel was too good to waste so I put together these Orange, Choc Chip (jaffa flavour) and black chia seeds (to add some good vitamin and minerals) biscuits. My boys have devoured these and they haven’t blinked an eye lid at the black chia seeds.
125gm Butter, softened and cubed
3/4 Cup Caster Sugar
Zest of 1 Orange
1 1/2 Cups Plain Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Choc Chips
3 Tbs Black Chia seeds (white would be fine too, you just won’t see them)
LETS PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and orange zest and beat until combined.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, choc chips and chia seeds and mix until to comes together into a firm biscuit dough.
3. Roll tablespoon sized amounts and flatten on a lined baking tray leaving about 2cm space between each for spreading when baking.
4. Bake in a 180 degree celcius overn for 10-15 minutes, until they start to lightly golden around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes: approx 20
Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Freezer Friendly: The raw biscuit dough can be frozen in a log shape and then slice of 1cm slices and bake from step 4. The cook biscuit can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.