Chocolate Orange Trees ( or whatever)


I found an other cookie I really like, chocolate orange cookies. They are easy to make and already the dough is delicious ( important to me because I lick to pinch 😉 ).
I’m not to much into all these christmas cookies that smell of cinnamon, cloves and nuts. Don’t know why. Ginger is ok though. But if there’s  chocolate, I can’t resist.



150 gr butter
100 gr sugar
1 pinch of salt
2 fresh egg yolks
1 organic orange zested
50 gr dark chocolate cut into small cubes
250 gr flour
dark chocolate glazing

Beat butter till fluffy add sugar, salt, egg yolks and orange zest. Mix till light and fluffy. Add chocolate and flour and knead to bring the dough together .
But into cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll out on a lightly floured working surface to a thickness of 7 mm. Cut into shapes with the cookie cutter of your choice.
Bake for 9 minutes in the preheated oven ( 180 °). Let them cool decorate with dark chocolate glazing.


The cookie is pictured on an other page  of one  my favorite art books: Shades of time by the swiss photographer Annelies Strba by Lars Müller Publishing.