Spiced Orange Biscuits

  • Prep
    15 mins
  • Cook
    12 mins
  • Serves
  • Skill

Mixed spice and orange zest combine to make these simple crumbly cookies deliciously flavourful. Using Bertolli spread instead of butter helps keep them light and crisp, while the rich dark chocolate coating finishes them off perfectly. Great with coffee or as a special after-dinner treat.


  • 225 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 85 g (3 oz) caster sugar
  • 140 g (5 oz) Bertolli 59% vegetable fat spread
  • 2 egg yolk
  • finely grated rind of 1 orange
  • 85 g (3 oz) plain milk chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 190° C, 170°C fan oven, Gas 5. Line a baking tray with non stick baking parchment.
  2. Sift the flour and spice into a bowl. Stir in the sugar, then add the Bertolli, egg yolks and orange rind. Using a wooden spoon and then your hands, work the mixture into a smooth dough.
  3. Divide the mixture into balls and arrange on the baking tray. Using the prongs of a fork, gently press each ball to flatten it and mark it with ridges
  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Break the chocolate into a bowl and, either in a bowl over a pan of hot water or in the microwave, melt until smooth. Carefully dip each biscuit into the chocolate, coating one end only. Place on baking parchment until set.