Chocolate and Orange Biscuits

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 29KCAL

These slimming friendly Chocolate and Orange Biscuits are a delicious snack whether you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories29
  • Carbs4g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.3g
  • Sugars1g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Chocolate and orange is such a classic flavour combination that just SCREAMS Christmas!

Our Chocolate and Orange Biscuits may not taste or look like it, but they’re slimming friendly and perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

You can decorate these biscuits however you want and they’re the perfect way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.  We like to pipe some dark chocolate over the top of ours and then finish them off with a sprinkle of edible gold glitter to give them a really festive feel!

They’re the perfect, festive accompaniment to an afternoon cuppa and also work really well as part of a buffet – if you can resist eating them all at once, that is!

What diets are these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits suitable for?

This recipe is dairy free by ensuring the following ingredients are dairy free versions;

  • Flora light – the recipe for Flora Light is dairy free at the time of writing but make sure to check this incase of changes.
  • Dark chocolate chips – use a high cocoa content chocolate with no dairy.

These Chocolate and Orange Biscuits can be made suitable for gluten free diets by swapping the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives;

  • Plain flour

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate and Orange Biscuits recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chocolate and Orange Biscuits recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chocolate and Orange Biscuits recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Chocolate and Orange Biscuits recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits?

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We use edible gold glitter to give our Chocolate and Orange Biscuits that extra special festive touch. You can decorate yours however you want, but if you’d like to use gold glitter then you can pick some up on Amazon!

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These Chocolate and Orange Biscuits can be cut into any shape you like. We’ve used a 5cm Star Cutter like the one in this set from Amazon.

If you do decide to use a different cutter then remember that you may need to adjust the calories or Points etc depending on how many biscuits you get out of the mix!

You’ll also need some Orange Extract – it’s amazing stuff!  It gives a really intense orangey flavour so you only need to use a tiny bit. You can pick some up from Amazon if you can’t find any in the supermarket.

How many calories are in these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits?

There are 29 calories in each of these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Chocolate and Orange Biscuits are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could you serve with these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits?

These Chocolate and Orange Biscuits are the perfect addition to any buffet table and work really well when served alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits are cooked?

You should cook these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits for around 10 minutes or until they’re golden.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you store these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits for?

These Chocolate and Orange Biscuits can be stored in an airtight container for around 3 days or so.

Can you freeze these Chocolate and Orange Biscuits?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Chocolate and Orange Biscuits

These slimming friendly Chocolate and Orange Biscuits are a delicious snack whether you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 29
  • Carbs 4G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 56 g flora light
  • 6 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 tsp orange extract
  • 1 orange zest only
  • 50 g dark chocolate chips

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda. Rub in the flora light until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the finely grated zest of one orange, orange extract, granulated sweetener and half of the chocolate chips and mix thoroughly. Mix in the egg to form a ball of dough.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll out to about 5mm and cut into 42 shapes (we used a 5cm star cutter). Place onto a baking tray lined with parchment and lightly spray with low calorie cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Leave to cool.
  5. Melt the remaining dark chocolate chips and once the biscuits are cool, drizzle over. Decorate however you like and serve!

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Loz MasonTuesday 25th June 2019

Hi
Are these biscuits crunchy or a bit soft? I think I may have done something wrong.
Thanks so much

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    Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

    Hi Loz,

    They’re a bit of both! They should be crunchy on the outside and then have a soft, crumbliness to the middle ????

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Sarah PateSunday 23rd June 2019

Hello, I’ve made these biscuits today. They taste good but are a little dry, any idea what I may have done wrong? Pretty sure I followed the recipe measurements.

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    Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

    Hi Sarah,

    You could try baking them for a little less time, or roll them out a tiny bit thicker ????

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Jacqui PhillipsMonday 18th December 2017

Has anyone tried freezing these?

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Anne Lloyd-SkinnerThursday 12th October 2017

You state to spray with frylight before baking, any particular variety?

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