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Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs

Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs. By Rachel Allen. Rachel’s quote: ‘These shortbread biscuits are incredibly easy to make and you can cut them in to whatever shapes you’d like.

I’ve taken the small extra step of dipping them in melted chocolate, they look lovely when set and the chocolate of course goes really well with the orange zest.

Recipes with so few ingredients demand the very best quality produce and that’s why I use Kerrygold butter.’

Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs

How To Make Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs:

Makes 15–20 biscuits

92 calories/ 5.2g fat per portion

Ingredients For Dipped Biscuits:

100g (3 ½ oz) Kerrygold butter, softened and diced, plus extra for greasing

150g (5oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting

50g (2oz) caster sugar

75g (2½ oz) dark chocolate, broken in to pieces

The grated zest of one orange

Oranges
flour
Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs

Step By Step Guide To Making Dinosaur Biscuits:

1.) Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°f/Gas mark 4. Grease a baking sheet with a little Kerrygold butter.

2.) Sift the flour into a large bowl and, using your fingertips, rub in the Kerrygold butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. 

3.) Add the sugar and orange zest and bring the whole mixture together to form a stiff dough. (Don’t be tempted to add any water.) Alternatively, briefly mix the ingredients in a food processor until they come together.

4.) Transfer the dough to a lightly dusted worktop and roll out to about 5mm (1/4inch) thick. 

5.) Cut into rounds, fingers, squares or dinosaurs, then lift carefully on to the prepared baking sheet with a palette knife, spacing the biscuits evenly apart.

6.) Bake for 6–10 minutes or until pale golden, then remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for a minute or so before transferring to a wire rack to cool down completely.

7.) Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. When the chocolate has melted, dip the shortbread in about half way in to the chocolate, then allow any excess to drip off and place on a plate to cool and set.

Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs

Rachel’s Tip:

If you want to mix things up with your biscuits you could always try using milk chocolate or white chocolate.

Guest post from Kerrygold.

Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs.

Rachel Allen
‘These shortbread biscuits are incredibly easy to make and you can cut them in to whatever shapes you’d like.
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

  • 100g (3 ½ oz) Kerrygold butter, softened and diced, plus extra for greasing
  • 150g (5oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 75g (2½ oz) dark chocolate, broken in to pieces
  • The grated zest of one orange

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°f/Gas mark 4. Grease a baking sheet with a little Kerrygold butter.
  • Sift the flour into a large bowl and, using your fingertips, rub in the Kerrygold butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the sugar and orange zest and bring the whole mixture together to form a stiff dough. (Don’t be tempted to add any water.) Alternatively, briefly mix the ingredients in a food processor until they come together.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly dusted worktop and roll out to about 5mm (1/4inch) thick. 
  • Cut into rounds, fingers, squares or dinosaurs, then lift carefully on to the prepared baking sheet with a palette knife, spacing the biscuits evenly apart.
  • Bake for 6–10 minutes or until pale golden, then remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for a minute or so before transferring to a wire rack to cool down completely.
  • Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. When the chocolate has melted, dip the shortbread in about half way in to the chocolate, then allow any excess to drip off and place on a plate to cool and set.

Notes

Rachel’s Tip:

If you want to mix things up with your biscuits you could always try using milk chocolate or white chocolate.

What do you think of these Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs? Do you fancy baking some?

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4 responses to “Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits Dinosaurs”

  1. Winnie says:

    I looooooooooooooove this kind of cookies.The only problem is that I usually can't stop eating them……

  2. Katherine Phillips says:

    These look so yummy!!!

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