Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jaffa Cookies

A little baking was required to fill the cookie jar for snacks and lunches.  As always, it is a bit challenging to find new recipes to try which sound interesting, and which contain no nuts so that they can be taken in the school lunchbox.  This time, I decided to try Jaffa cookies.  I love the flavour of Jaffa cookies so I decided to give these a try.  Essentially these cookies are an orange flavoured chocolate chip cookie.  If orange and chocolate is a flavour combination you like, you may well like these cookies as well. 

Jaffa Drop Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugar orange extract together.  Beat in egg.  Combine flour with baking powder and mix into creamed mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoon onto  cookie sheet and bake at 350 F until cookies begin to become golden around the edges....about 8 minutes.


Jeannie Bruce said...

Hi, I have to say I love your blog. I have been reading it for a month or so now and went back and read every single past post. I just wondered if your son goes to school year round? Our kids here in Pennsylvania in the US have been out of school for a week or 3 already depending on the school. Thanks

Katherine said...

Oh, those sound yummy! Chocolate and orange...mmmmmm...

LittleRed said...

Thanks Jeannie,
What a sincerely lovely compliment:) I hope you found something useful here. School runs from the first week of September to the last week of June here.......private schools may have very slightly different schedules.....but only slightly.
Thanks very much Katherine:) thanks for stopping by!