Thinking back about six years, I would say that chocolate chip cookies were one of the first sweet treats that stirred my passion for baking. I would make them on the go and the most interesting thing was that I used to grill them to bake them, if that makes any sense! Lol! Our fan oven didn’t work and the trusty grill was used to heat, grill and bake. So you can imagine how ecstatic I was, when we decided to change it. I finally got my own oven. As you can see I haven’t stopped since!
Now that we approach the festive period we will be seeing colourful bright clementines everywhere. My little one loves them and they are a family favourite, as is chocolate! This morning, I discovered our family Christmas cookie by fusing these two stunning flavours together.
I have purposely used less sugar and kept to sweet clementines in this recipe. You will find that the initial taste will be of delightful cocoa and the texture, crisp on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. The refreshing clementine doesn’t overwhelm the cookie, instead it lingers on your tongue even after having devoured one!
200g plain flour
50g self raising flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
150g unsalted butter melted
100g dark brown muscavado/soft sugar
100g caster sugar
1 free range egg
1 free range egg yolk
½ tsp vanilla extract
1½ tbsp cocoa powder
2 seedless clementines peeled
40g milk chocolate chips
• Preheat oven to 170°c and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
• Cream together the butter and both types of sugar until combined in a mixer with a steel blade
• Add the egg and the yolk and mix, stir in the vanilla extract and cocoa powder
• Squeeze the juice of the clementine and blitz the pulp with the cocoa sugar mixture
• Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of salt and salt until just combined
• Scoop one tablespoon full of cookie dough an gently place on the lined baking tray. Leave a few couple of inches between the cookies as they will spread as they are baked
• Bake for 15-17 minutes then slowly use a spatula and place cookies on the cooling rack
• Repeat for the rest of the cookie dough
What a great little gift idea…. scrummy! xx
Thank you Melissa! That’s a fantastic idea! Hope your well. Have a lovely day! Xxx
Yummy! I will have to try these!
Thank you so much for your lovely words and your follow! The clementine is very subtle in taste of you want more orange running through them use a little extract or orange zest 🙂
No problem! I have just set a new blog up – feel free to follow me and any advice is gratefully received! X
I just read your first post… it’s great! I love your PINK kitchenaid! Just fantastic! 🙂
Ha, I love it too!! Thanks for the feedback and I’d really appreciate a follow x
Yum, am sitting in work imagining how brilliant these must taste!!
Thanks Jacqui! I’m virtually sending you one x
I think my little one will like it as well, but I haven’t try to make it with clementine before. It will be a good try, thanks! 🙂
I’m glad! I hope you all like them 🙂
They look lush ☺️😊 xx
Thank you Elaine 🙂 xxx
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heyy sorry for sounding stupid, but what do you call self rising flour in hindi? and unsalted butter, which one do u use?
btw they look so yummm
Hey honey! Thank you…I just checked your post.. The link for my blog is there but you’ve attached it to the name Divya… I’m not sure if it’s for me Dimple or for a Divya?
Either way many congratulations to you xxxx
Love Dimple x
Dimple, I think you have replied to the comment above!
Yes I think I have..;)
No not at all… I’m not sure in Hindi but you can use all purpose flour and it’s maida flour/mendo. Unsalted butter is butter/maakhan without namak/salt
ohkayy it is maida.. 😛 unsalted butters are like really hard to come across here and I always have to check for lowest sodium measure before buying butter for baking purposes.
They look absolutely delicious, really yummy 😊.
Thank you so much Julie 🙂
Yum! So delicious! These would help cure my current chocolate craving 😉
Yes mine too! One seems to do the trick until I crave more lol! Hope your well x
Oh, my! These sound spectacularly delicious. I do so love orange and chocolate together. MmmmmmmmmmmmmmmYummy!
I never thought to bake with Clementines, preferring to use them in salads or to just peel-and-eat. These cookies are a deal changer for me, Dimple. Thank you for sharing another great recipe.
My pleasure John! The cookies feel so Christmassy! I love this time of year! Hope your well 🙂 I’ve not tried them in salads, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
A lovely combination of flavors! How delicious!
Glad you like them 🙂
I love the marriage of ‘orange’ flavour and chocolate. Oh, so perfect!
These look amazing! I’ve always like the combination of bitterness from chocolate and the tang from citrus as combined flavor.
Thank you x me too! 🙂
Yum Yum Yummm,..;these cookies look divine! I just posted vegan cranberry clementine muffins with dark chocolate chips! 🙂
Nice! Can’t wait to have a look 🙂
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Love orange and chocolate flavours together…Always a favourite in our home!
these look delicious! so bright too 🙂
Thank you honey..Hope you’re well x
Oh my goodness Dimple… What a beautiful cookie… I love how you combined the chocolate and the citrusy taste of the clementine… Orange chocolate… A favorite of mine!! xx
Thank you dearest! I love orange and chocolate too xx
What a great combination! They look succulent.
Thank you…They were lovely and moist aswell..Hope you’re well
Thank you Apsara!
I would define your cookies the perfect balance of my sweet tooth… chocolate and clementine, what a great idea you had! that awesome!
Chocolate and Clementine- yum!
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Yummy! When I saw this receipe this is the only word that came up in my mind…and hope is the same for you all!
Thanks to Dimple for sharing this fantastic recipe!
What a great combination, Dimple!! They’re so pretty, too!! xo
Thank you darling xx
What a fab flavour combo! 🙂