Chocolate and Orange Biscuits

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 42
  • 29KCAL

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

  • Christmas
  • Dairy Free
  • Everyday Light
Easy Peasy Chocolate and Orange Biscuits

NutritionPer Serving

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

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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.

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


  • 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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  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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See what others have to say

Deborah BarberThursday 18th March 2021

Can these work just as well with gluten free flour?


    HollyWednesday 31st March 2021

    Hi Deborah, We haven’t tried making these with GF flour it could alter the texture of the finished biscuits slightly but do let us know how you get on if you try them out!


AndreaTuesday 23rd February 2021

Would a dairy free plant based margarine be suitable flora light recipes


    HollyThursday 25th February 2021

    Hi Andrea, we haven’t tried this recipe using a dairy free margarine but it should work okay let us know how you get on!


TessMonday 18th January 2021

I made these today taste good abit dry for me! Even though I followed the recipe exactly I used a mini gingerbread cutter as that’s all I had! And I only got 26 out of this recipe, maybe I should double up on ingredients next time?


    HollyWednesday 20th January 2021

    Hey Tess, it sounds like you may have overworked the dough which can make it a little tough once baked. Knead the dough until smooth then roll out ready to cut. Hope that helps!


SarahThursday 18th June 2020

Love these, rolled them out to the correct thickness and used a very small cutter but only got 24 out of the recipe not 42?? And mine don’t look half as thick as the ones in the recipe picture either so hope I didn’t do anything wrong…. taste nice though and I forgot to spray with frylight and they still taste good just a little softer lol


    Steve CowderoyFriday 19th June 2020

    Hi Sarah, thanks for getting in touch with us. We used a 5cmm star cutter to make these which gave us 42 small biscuits. So glad you enjoyed them. Keep up the good work.


courtney WhitehouseWednesday 22nd January 2020

I have no idea what I did wrong with these but they texture is like a scone and not a biscuit I’m so sad hahaha! Are they meant to be crunchy on the inside too?


    Holly LevellMonday 1st June 2020

    Hi Courtney, these Chocolate Orange Biscuits should have a nice crunch on the outside but be soft and crumbly on the inside. Hope that helps!


Loz MasonTuesday 25th June 2019

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


    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 ????


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.


    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 ????


Jacqui PhillipsMonday 18th December 2017

Has anyone tried freezing these?


Anne Lloyd-SkinnerThursday 12th October 2017

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


EmmaTuesday 10th October 2017

Can anybody tell me how much sweetener to use for this recipe? I’m using a sucrulose based granulated sweetener from Tesco


Salma begumSunday 8th October 2017

Do these have to be kept in an airtight container? Also, how long can these biscuits be kept for?


JulieWednesday 7th December 2016

I can’t save the recipes to the Yummly site anymore


    KayWednesday 7th December 2016

    Hi Julie,
    Sorry about that – we had a bit of an issue with it, but I’ve now fixed it 🙂


JulieWednesday 7th December 2016

Can you please tell me what’s happened to the Yummy Link?


    Emma TWednesday 7th December 2016

    What do you mean Julie?


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