Orange, Choc Chip (Jaffa) and Black Chia Seed Biscuits

Orange, Choc Chip (Jaffa) and Black Chia Seed Biscuits

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.

INGREDIENTS

125gm Butter, softened and cubed
3/4 Cup Caster Sugar
1 Egg
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.

Orange, Choc Chip (Jaffa) and Black Chia Seed Biscuits

Orange, Choc Chip (Jaffa) and Black Chia Seed Biscuits

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12 Responses to Orange, Choc Chip (Jaffa) and Black Chia Seed Biscuits

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile August 28, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    Yum! Orange and chocolate is one of my all-time favourite flavour combinations. I love your inclusion of the chia seeds too. This is definitely going onto my weekend baking list! Thank you so much for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party xxx

  2. DebH August 29, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Definitely a to try recipe.

  3. Leanne September 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    Loved these! Will definetly make them again.

    • Amanda September 18, 2014 at 3:50 am #

      Totally a family favourite now.

  4. Vicky October 10, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    These were so easy to make and so delicious!! They will definately be back on the baking list 🙂

  5. Vicky February 13, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi what can I do if it’s come out not firm? It’s still a wet sticky like texture!

    • Amanda February 13, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

      Did you follow the ingredients exactly? You will need to add a little more flour, but you shouldn’t need to do this if the ingredients are the same as the recipe.

  6. Cathy February 18, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    Just wondering if these would work using wheat-free or gluten-free flour, and if I’d have to make any changes?

    • Amanda February 19, 2015 at 10:17 am #

      Hi Cathy, they would probably turn out a little crumbly.

  7. Ash March 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    I’m desperate to make these but don’t have any baking powder! Something else I could use? Could I sub the plain flour for self raising instead? Thanks!

    • Amanda March 5, 2015 at 9:18 am #

      I would recommend waiting until you get some baking powder as substituting for self raising flour in biscuits will lead to a very fluffy biscuit that resembles more a “cake” biscuit.

  8. Ainsley July 19, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    My Master 9 and I made these today. YUMMO! He’s super-proud that he’s made some lunch box treats for himself & his brother 🙂

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