Chocolate chunk cookies with orange and thyme.

My sister came over yesterday and as we had little money to do much we decided to make cookies, I had some oranges that were starting to get a little past thier best, some fresh thyme, and some orange chocolate left over from crimbo, and so these cookies were born! Orange goes great with both chocolate and thyme, so I decided to risk all three together. I am glad I did as we ended up with a delightfully fragrant cookie that smelt and tasted divine! I hope you like this flavour combo as much as we did 🙂


1/2 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup unrefined soft brown sugar
1/2 cup golden unrefined caster sugar
the zest from 1 orange + up to 1/4 cup fresh orange juice from the same orange
2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

2 cups plain flour
1 tbsp cornflour
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch o’ salt

1x 100g bar of organic orange dark chocolate, I used plamil, chopped into chunks

Preheat the oven to 180c/350f and line 2 cookies sheets with greaseproof paper. Using a fork, cream the fat with the sugars and the orange zest. Add the thyme and sift in half the flour, the salt, baking powder and cornflour, mix, then add the chocolate chunks and the reaming flour. Your should now have a crumbly dough, add orange juice a tbsp at a time until the dough comes together.. Roll the dough into walnut sized pieces and press into little discson the cookie sheets, leaving about 2″ between each cookie as they will spread during baking, bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the trays then carefully transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before enjoying.

10 thoughts on “Chocolate chunk cookies with orange and thyme.

  1. Wow those cookies look incredible! I’ve never thought of putting thyme and chocolate together but what a winning combination!

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