Chocolate cookies with orange zest, perfect treat all year round!


1/2 cup of butter (preferably room temperature)

3/4 cup of sugar (I used coconut sugar)

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 and 1/2 cup ion flour

1/2 cup of cacao powder

1 teaspoon of corn starch

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

pinch of salt

orange rind



Preheat your oven (180C/360F) and prepare your baking pan, grease it or place a sheet of baking paper on the bottom.

Using a handheld mixer cream the butter with sugar. It is important that the sugar melts completely, it takes about 3-5 minutes. Add one egg and 1 spoon of vanilla extract and beat more using the mixer.

Mix together all your dry ingredients and then carefully combine them with the creamed butter mixture. I usually do it with hand until I get a homogeneous Play dough like mixture.

If the mixture is too soft, leave it in the fridge (up to 30 minutes). Using your hands create 20 identical balls and compress them gently in the middle. Place them on your baking sheet and bake in the oven for up to 10 minutes.

Cool completely on a wired rack. I usually let them rest for at least an hour so the tastes can blend together.

 Benefits of chocolate cookies: 

Chocolate is good for your heart. Baking cookies is a heartwarming act. I am never alone in the kitchen, I always make cookies together with my kids and then we eat them all together, too. It’s an easy snack and brings so much satisfaction to our heart and life, especially if shared with others.