May 2, 2021

Chocolate Orange Cookies (gluten & dairy free)

My gluten and dairy free chocolate orange cookies are filled with chunks of chocolate and flavoured with orange extract. If you are a fan of Terry’s Chocolate Orange, this is definitely the recipe for you. If you do make this recipe I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media!

Frequently asked questions 

Which butter do you use for the cookies? 

I use the Stork ‘perfect for baking’ 250g gold packet butter which is naturally dairy free and available in most major UK supermarkets. If you can’t get hold of this butter, it’s always best to use a hard dairy free butter block instead of a soft spread for the perfect cookie texture. Note: This is the only Stork butter that doesn’t contain milk so be careful to pick up the right packet.

How long will these cookies last?

These cookies will last in an airtight container for up to 3 days however, are always best served on the day you make them.

Which dairy free chocolate do you use in the cookies? 

Any dairy free chocolate will work for this recipe. I prefer to use larger chunks of broken up dairy free chocolate instead of chocolate chips.

Which dairy free chocolate do you use on top of the cookies?

For the top of the cookies I used the Rhythm 108 Dark Cocoa Orange.

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

This cookie dough recipe is suitable for freezing. Just freeze the dough in balls and cook from frozen for a few minutes longer than the recipe states.

Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Orange Cookies

Prep Time1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies


  • 130 g dairy free butter block *See FAQs
  • 120 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 200 g gluten free plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 150 g dairy free chocolate (cut into chunks)
  • 1 bar Rhythm 108 Dark Chocolate Cocoa Orange Bar *See FAQs


  • To a large bowl add dairy free butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar and whisk with an electric whisk until creamy.
  • Add the egg and continue to whisk. Add your orange extract and whisk again
  • Add the cocoa powder, gluten free flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt. Mix well to form a dough.
  • Mix in the dairy free chocolate chunks. Place into the fridge for atleast an hour to chill.
  • Whilst the dough chills preheat your oven to 180°C and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  • Take your dough out of the fridge and roll into 12 small balls. I tend to weigh mine to make sure they are all the same size.
  • Spread the cookie balls out on the baking trays. The cookies will spread as they cook, so ensure to leave plenty of room around each cookie.
  • Bake for 12 minutes and remove from the oven, press in a piece of the Rhythm 108 Dark Cocoa Orange Chocolate to the top of each cookie and leave to cool. The cookies will continue to cook and firm up once they are out the oven and cool.

I absolutely love seeing what you’ve created, so if you do make this recipe (or any other recipe from my website) don’t forget to tag me over on my social media pages @glutenfreealice and use the hashtag #glutenfreealice

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