A happy, happy marriage of rich cocoa powder, orange and cinnamon. In an Anzac like biscuit. Oh yum, you gotta give these girls a go.
They came together the other evening when I was having a "I really want to send my kids to school with more home baked stuff" kind of moment. These are more adult like than kid like, but if you have little foodies like I do, then I am sure your kids will love them too.
makes about 30 odd finger squished biscuits:
1/2 cup of cocoa powder (I know it is a lot, but trust me ok?)
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of quick oats
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
mix these dry ingredients together then add:
2 tsp finely grated orange rind (or to taste)
150 gm s melted butter (or about 1/2 cup of vegetable oil)
a few hand fulls of chopped nuts (or sunflower kernels if you have to go nut free)
if it is all a bit dry, add a little extra oil and/or milk. I find it largely depends on the cocoa powder you are working with
roll into dough balls and squish down with two fingers and bake in a moderate oven for about 10-15 min. The biscuits will harden while cooling, though they should retain that chewy Anzac like centre.
Enjoy, I would love to know if you give these a go!