Baking with kids: Chocolate chip and orange biscuits

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, we’ve been busy baking to create thank you presents for Jessica’s teachers. These chocolate chip and orange biscuits are easy for children to make with a little help from an adult.

 

Chocolate chip and orange biscuits on a tray and in a hand-painted jar - "Baking with kids: chocolate chip and orange biscuits"

 

Preparation time: 10-20 minutes

Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

Makes approximately 70 biscuits

Ingredients

200g (7oz) butter

200g (7oz) caster sugar

2 eggs, beaten

400g (14oz) self-raising flour

60g (2oz) chocolate chips

Zest of 1 orange

Pinch of salt

 

Method

1) Preheat the oven to 170°C / 155°C fan/ gas mark 4.

 

2) Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

 

Jessica and Sophie mixing the butter and sugar together

 

3) Gradually add beaten eggs, mixing well.

 

4) Stir in the salt and half the flour.

 

5) Add the chocolate chips and orange zest.

 

6) Stir in the remainder of the flour to make a firm dough.

 

7) Flour a clean work surface and gently knead the dough, just to bring it together.

 

Flattened balls of biscuit dough on a greaseproof sheet

 

8) Take small balls of dough and place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Flatten the balls to make the biscuit shapes. Make sure you allow room between each of the biscuits as they will spread in the oven.

 

9) Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Carefully transfer the biscuits to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

 

Chocolate chip and orange cookies cooling on a wire rack

 

Once the biscuits had cooled, we put them in small clip-lid jars and added tags. Jessica loved helping make the biscuits. Hopefully her teachers will enjoy eating them as much as we enjoyed making them!

 

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4 Comments

  1. July 20, 2017 / 4:08 am

    Hi Louise, chocolate chips and orange is a perfect combination. What a fun thing for your girls to do and there teachers are very lucky…. My address is….

    xx

    • Louise
      Author
      July 23, 2017 / 9:04 am

      Thank you Debbie, they were very yummy 🙂

  2. July 20, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Sound delicious!
    Cerys & I like making rocky road – Nathan eats most of it!

    • Louise
      Author
      July 23, 2017 / 9:06 am

      Ooh rocky road sounds yummy, never tried making that 🙂

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