Low Calorie Chocolate Orange Cookies Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

Now we all know the big debate about wether the famous Jaffa Cake is a biscuit or a cake… Well I think today’s bake is going to cause quite the debate also.

Today’s bake are titled cookies but honestly, my family thought they were more like cakes. I would defiantly say they’ve got a cake like texture when you open them up and they puffed up in the cooker like a perfetta roll BUT who knows what these really are… I’ll leave it up to you to decide!

These are the perfect little snack! If your hungry but you aren’t sure on what you want, having a box of these hanging around is a must. You can guarantee these little guys will satisfy. They are only 27 calories each which I think is amazing considering they taste like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange!

So if you’d like to get making these yourself, the recipe is below;

Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 18

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Overall Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients You Need:

  • 200g Of Plain Flour
  • 56g Of Flora Light
  • 6tbsp Of Granulated Sweetener
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 2tsp Of Orange Extract
  • 50g Of Chocolate Chips

How To Make Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, mix together the 200g of plain flour and 1tsp of bicarbonate of soda.
  • Next, add in the 56g of flora light and using your hands, rub the flora light into the flour mixture until it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Once it’s all rubbed in, add the 2tsp of orange extract, 6tbsp of sweetener, 25g of chocolate chips and mix.
  • Add in the one egg and mix, it should start turning into a dough (TIP: if it doesn’t come together with just the egg, add a couple of teaspoons of semi-skimmed milk, that should help it form into dough).
  • Now that the dough has come together, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to 5mm thickness. Using a small circle cutter, cut the cookies out.
  • Place the cookies onto the baking trays.
  • Put the cookies into the oven for 10 minutes or until golden.
  • Finally, melt the remaining chocolate chips (25g) in the microwave and once the biscuits are cooled, drizzle the chocolate over the cookies.

That’s your Chocolate Orange Cookies prepared, baked, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!

Wether these are a cookie or cake, these will become a firm favourite of yours for a low calorie sweet treat!

Let me know if you get baking these yourself and what your thoughts are on them… did they cause a debate?

Sending you all tons of love and hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. May 13, 2021 / 9:40 am

    Must admit I never tried a Jaffa Cake in my six years in the UK! These look delicious! Honestly anything chocolate is always a huge yes for me! x

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:03 am

      Omg girl, you’ve got to try them, Jaffa Cakes are top tier. Especially dunked in tea! These are a strange texture for a cookie but boy do they pack a punch. Super yummy Xo

  2. May 13, 2021 / 10:59 am

    I’ll have to say the whole debate of cookies or cakes drives me up the wall a bit – who cares as long as they taste good and these orange cookies certainly look tasty to me!

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:04 am

      I totally agree! I’m happy to eat it either way ahaha. These are just little balls of goodness Xo

  3. May 13, 2021 / 11:24 am

    Chocolate orange is my favourite flavour ever. I can’t get enough of your yummy recipes!


    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:04 am

      It’s one of my favourite combinations for sure! Thank you so much lovely Xo

  4. May 13, 2021 / 12:50 pm

    Great post, I love chocolate orange and these sound delicious xx

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:06 am

      Chocolate Orange is amazing isn’t it? These really are yummy Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:06 am

      You’ll have to let me know if you do and what you think of them! They are delicious Xo

  5. May 13, 2021 / 3:50 pm

    These remind me a bit of muffin tops! I love the concept here. And orange + chocolate is one of my favorite combos (despite not even really enjoying chocolate all that much). I’ll definitely need to try my hand at these soon!

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:10 am

      Omg they do, don’t they? Chocolate and orange is defiantly a top tier combo and these smell and taste amazing Xo

  6. My husband loves chocolate orange! I will definitely have to give these a try and let him decide if they are a cookie or a cake. Thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:11 am

      These are the strangest cookies I’ve baked but honestly, they taste amazing! So flavoursome and are the perfect little snack. I think your husband will love them Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:12 am

      The best combo… right?! these are super yummy Xo

  7. May 14, 2021 / 12:52 am

    Interesting recipe! Looks delicious! I totally wanna give this a try! For the fact that it’s low calories, it’s so attractive. Guilt free dessert is what I need!

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:13 am

      Guilt free deserts are the best, right? These are strange looking cookies for sure but honestly, they taste incredible. Xo

  8. Daniela Nina
    May 14, 2021 / 9:49 am

    Beautiful photos :- ) The combination of chocolate and orange can be so good :- )


    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:14 am

      Thank you so much! It so SO good. A winning combo Xo

  9. May 14, 2021 / 9:35 pm

    Chocolate orange is a delightful flavor combination that always reminds me of candied fruit. I love the concept of the two flavors combined into this sugar-cookie style cookie.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 17, 2021 / 11:19 am

      Ooo I don’t think I’ve ever tried candid fruit before, I must try them! These two flavours together really are a winning combo Xo

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