Inspired by a
cookie request by one of my siblings for a batch with jaffas (small chocolate orange balls) these cookies
were born. For variation (aka a request for more chocolate!) I
half-dipped some into melted chocolate. Hope you like them.
packet of Jaffas (or chocolate orange balls)
2 cups plain flour
2 cups oats
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 large egg (or 2 small)
2 tspns vanilla essence
2 tspns baking powder
¼ tspn baking soda mixed with 1 tbspn warm water
*250g milk chocolate buds (optional choc-top variation)
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.
baking trays with baking paper.
Chop up the butter and cream in a mixing bowl with the sugar.
Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the
vanilla essence, combine well. Mix in the baking soda and water.
Fold in the oats. Sift in the flour, baking powder and
salt. Combine well.
mixture into small balls, evenly space them onto your prepared
tray. Press one Jaffa into each cookie so that it sits firmly
for 15 minutes or until cookies are baked through and
to cool on a wire rack, then serve.
cookies to completely cool before topping with chocolate.
a tray with baking paper where the choc-top cookies will set.
an ovenproof glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Allow
some space between the water and the bottom of the bowl. Add
chocolate buds in the bowl, stir until melted.
cookies one at a time into the chocolate.
on baking paper to cool and set. Then, enjoy.