Chocolate Biscuits

The Choco-Dipper

Light and crunchy cacao biscuits with a fresh orange flavor. An easy recipe to bake for your next breakfast or as sweet treat.

Dairy Free Cacao and Orange Cookies


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs34 g12.4%
of which Sugars9 g10%
Fibers1.5 g5.4%
Fats9.6 g14.8%
of which Saturates1.4 g6.9%
of which Omega 30 g1.3%
Proteins4 g8.8%
Calcium95 mg9.5%
Vitamin A18 mcg2.6%
Vitamin C0 mg0.7%
Iron0.8 mg5.5%
Potassium82 mg2.4%
Sodium295 mg12.8%
Cholesterol46.3 mg15.4%
Kcal238 11.9%
Macro split
  • net carbs 69%
  • sugars 18%
  • fats 20%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 8%
  • fibers 3%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
238 per serving

These delicious chocolate biscuits are light and crisp, perfect to dunk in afternoon tea or fresh milk.

They are simple to make, contain very few saturated fats and are dairy-free!

You can store them in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze for up to three months.


Measuring System
Self-Raising Flour250 g
Unrefined Cane Sugar70 g
Salt1 pinch
Lemon Zest1 tsp
Baking Soda1 tsp
Egg Yolk1
Sunflower Oil70 mL
Cocoa Powder1 tbsp
Orange Essence 1 tsp

Step 1

Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt, baking soda, and lemon zest and mix well with a spoon.

Step 1.1 of Dairy Free Cacao and Orange Cookies

Step 2

Add the oil and eggs and mix with a spoon and then briefly knead the mixture with your hands until it forms a dough.

Avoid kneading for too long as the dough will become chewy and hard. If the dough is too dry, add a bit of water or if it is too moist, add a bit of flour.

Step 2.1 of Dairy Free Cacao and Orange Cookies

Step 3

Add the cocoa and orange essence to the dough and knead just until they are well combined. Roll the dough into a ball, place it in a bowl and in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes. Allowing the dough to rest in the fridge will reduce the risk of spreading when cooking the biscuits.

Step 3.1 of Dairy Free Cacao and Orange Cookies

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the dough between two sheets of baking paper and roll it out. Flour your cookie cutters and then cut out your shapes, leaving a bit of space between them. Roll out the extra dough and repeat the cooking cutting above.

Step 4.1 of Dairy Free Cacao and Orange Cookies

Step 5

Put the cut out shapes on the baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove the biscuits from the oven only when they are firm on top but not hard and place them on a wire cooling rack to cool down and crisp up for about 15 minutes.


Step 5.1 of Dairy Free Cacao and Orange Cookies


  • You can substitute the orange essence with orange zest

  • Try to add a spoonful of milk or any milk alternative to the mixture to give more flavor

  • You can reserve any extra dough by wrapping in cling film and storing in the freezer