Orange Hot Chocolate Cookies

Tags: Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins and Slices


  • 240g butter room temperature
  • 180g brown sugar
  • 50g Devonport Chocolate Dark Hot Chocolate mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest from one orange
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 330g plain flour
  • 150g Devonport Chocolates 70% Cocoa Solids Callets (drops)
  • 60g small marshmallows


I had some absolutely gorgeous oranges on our tree at home and I couldn't resist using the zest in a recipe.  This recipe makes around 20-24 depending on your size of cookies.

I have adapted the recipe from Cookies and Cups and have changed all of the American cups measurements to weights, original recipe can be found here.


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees celcius
  2. Line baking trays with baking paper
  3. Cream butter and brown sugar until combined.  Add hot chocolate and mix until combined.
  4. Add in eggs one at a time, then vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Turn mixer to low and mix in salt, baking soda and flour (and no I didn't sieve the flour, yipee!).
  6. Hand mix in chocolate callets and marshmallows.
  7. Roll heaped tablespoons of the mix and place on trays approximately 4-5 cm apart.
  8. Bake for 10-11 minutes until edges are set.  (I did do one tray at a time, if you are trying to bake all trays at once you might need to 
  9. extend the time and circulate the trays).
  10. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Back to recipes