Bitter Chocolate Orange Peppermint Biscuits


After the anniversary’s edition of KBB’s challenge, I  am still kind of having baking/cooking burnt out, and the fact that I’m going on vacation is not really helping either 😉

Again I was fooled by the recipe of this month challenge (host by Arfi and Ellen), by reading it I thought… yea it’s going to be  easy peazy simple recipe and ingredients, but…. NOOOOO…. making this biscuit need alot of work almost like making complicated cake.

The most difficult part is making the chocolate coat, you need to find the perfect thickness of the chocolate if it’s to runny yous biscuits will be dampy not crunchy and if it’s too thick it won’t cover your biscuit smoothly:) I add a little bit of orange essence to the dough to get some extra tangy taste.


 Source: Donna Hay for Canvas, NZ Herald.


185g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg
2 cups plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp peppermint flavouring
2 Tbs water
200g dark chocolate (70 per cent cocoa)
1 cup cream
Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy, add the egg and beat well. Sift the flour and baking powder over the egg mixture and fold through.

Gently knead the dough to bring together. Roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper to 2mm thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut out 36 x 7 x 5cm rectangles. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper and bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on trays.

Sandwich three biscuits biscuits together with peppermint icing. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Lightly grease a wire rack and place over a baking tray. Place the layered biscuits on a fork, dip each one into the chocolate mixture, place on the rack and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  1. hallloooooo gimana yg mudik????
    gak pake mint ya, Zit?

  2. I love chocolate paired with orange or peppermint, so having bouth sounds great to me!

  3. I love the pairing of chocolate with orange! The chocolate coating looks perfect, btw 🙂

    • ichaawe
    • November 30th, 2008

    mmmhhh yummy bgt niiiy keknya.
    gmn…. seneng gak anak2 disana???

    zit… kasi gw nomer hape loe di jkt yah???

  4. hiyakakakak!! ikut dua klub baking sih jadinya baking melulu hohohoh!! met liburan ya zit!

  5. Blur-nya khas Mba Zita…:-) Salam KBB..:-)

  6. Chocolate and orange is one of my favourite pairings!!

    Love the recipe!!

  7. biscuitnya banyak yg gosong ya mbak. 🙂

  8. asiknya yg mo mudik, sampe gosong begitu, xixixi tp tetep sukses ya mbak 🙂

  9. pa kabar yg lg di indooo???

    sempet baking ga mba di sana?

  10. Those tiny fruit look like our kumquats. I’ve never seen oranges so small. Theses cookies must be heavenly.

  11. Oh your cookies sound divine and I again love your misty photography.

  12. Sukaaaa..ama photonya 🙂

  13. Love the combination… So representative of winter flavors 🙂

    • Nin
    • December 21st, 2008

    Lagi di Indo Um?
    Mampir dong ke Lombok

  14. Happy new year, Zita. I see you’ve been away from your blog almost as long as I have 🙂

    I love the cookies – they’re so decadent and very adult. I am a bit thrown off by all the hard work though. I’m planning on being a little lazy in the kitchen this year, and a bit more hands on with life in general.

    Hope to see you back in the blogging world soon.

  15. Olá!

    O teu blog é fantático! Não sei como é que só agora o descobri!
    Tens receitas óptimas e deliciosas!



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