the ultimate festive cookies | Baking

Hello everyone and welcome to a new blog post!

I am super excited to share today’s post with you as I have tried and tested this recipe a few times and I think you’ll love them as much as I do and hopefully get to try it out!

Firstly I want to say thank you to Rachel from My Spotted Blog for convincing me to write this post after seeing the pictures on Twitter!

The recipe that I am sharing with you to today I originally saw on both Tanya Burr’s and Zoe Sugg’s blogs and thought I’d create them with a festive twist by adding in a special ingredient!

I really enjoy making these as not only is it fun to bake but my house is filled with festive orange and home baking smells which are so comforting to me! I love the freshly baked smell that baking creates when your food is straight out of the oven, it’s just heavenly!

May I present to you, The ULTIMATE Festive Chocolate Cookies!

(Not for the faint hearted!)

You will need:

  • 2 x Baking trays
  • 2 x Oven proof baking sheets
  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Wooden spoon
  • Measuring cups/scales
  • Clean hands!
  • Oven


  • 200g Unsalted room temperature butter
  • 300g Caster sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 275g Self-raising flour, sieved
  • 75g Cocoa powder, sieved
  • 1 Tablespoon of milk (maybe an extra dash if your mixture is too dry)
  • 200g block of Cadbury Dairy Milk
  • 200g Cadbury Dream white chocolate
  • 1 Terry’s chocolate orange (for a festive twist)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees celsius/392 degrees fahrenheit/gas mark 6
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and creamy
  3. Crack in your egg and lightly mix together
  4. Add in the self-raising four and cocoa powder and combine all together
  5. If your mixture is looking dry, add in the milk, little bit at a time, as required
  6. Once combined, break up your chocolate bars and mix in to the cookie dough (It’s best to use your clean hands for this bit!)
  7. Line your baking trays with your baking sheets
  8. Make handfuls out of the mixture (bigger than a golf ball, see picture) and place on the baking tray. Ensure that they are not too close together as they will spread out
  9. Put in the oven on a strict timer of 11 minutes.*When your cookies come out after 11 minutes they will not look cooked and will be very soft, this is normal!*
  10. Leave to cool for around 30 minutes to harden up and finish the cooking process outside of the oven on the baking trays
  11. Enjoy and share around!


I hope you enjoy making them, you can get creative and add different chocolates in, maybe even nuts or fruit! I’d love to see if you do make them, be sure to tag me in your pictures or your blog posts so I can see how you got on!

The cookies are so tasty, but so sickly! I couldn’t finish a whole cookie but I will definitely be eating more of them!

Have a lovely day,

Love, Abby x

29 thoughts on “the ultimate festive cookies | Baking

  1. These look amazing! I love cookies and Terry’s chocolate orange is one of my favourites so it’s the perfect combination. I’ll definitely be making these for Christmas 😊 X

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  2. OMG I love this recipe, I’d love to bake this one as well! I am definitely getting myself an oven next year so I could make them. I am so hungry just by looking at your cookie’s photos love! It’s the perfect recipe for this season xx


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