Chocolate marmalade biscuits

You may know about the masses of marmalade I made, and the cake I made with it. Well, I wondered what it would be like in a biscuit.  It turns out that marmalade is very nice in a biscuit.  It adds a bitter depth that is really quite addictive.  I know, I know, I really shouldn’t eat three with one cup of tea (again!).

You could chop up the pieces of peel if you like, but I didn’t because I wanted to enjoy the chunkiness in the biscuit.  If you really wanted to spoil yourself you could add 50g (2oz) of chopped chocolate into the mix as well.

100g (4oz) softened butter
75g (3oz) light brown sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp marmalade
125g (5oz) spelt flour (or you could use wholemeal or plain)
50g (2oz) ground almonds
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder


Beat the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and beat again until well combined. Stir in the marmalade. Add the flour, almonds, cocoa and baking powder and stir until it forms a stiff dough.

Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased or non stick baking sheet (you will probably need two).  Place in a preheated oven at 180°c, gas mark 4, or the Baking Oven of the Aga for 10-12 minutes until they are firm on the top. Leave to cool on the tin for a couple of minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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18 responses to “Chocolate marmalade biscuits

  1. Another great idea. I adore biscuits but am trying to cut down just now – boo.

  2. They look fantastic, kind like a grown up jaffa cake! I would have to add the chocolate I think … occupational hazard lol!

  3. Why have I never thought of adding marmalade into a biscuit before – brilliant idea.
    Oh and the ratio of 3 biscuits to one cup of tea sounds just about right.
    🙂 Mandy

  4. scrumptious biscuits—and clever use of your marmalade. I love the chocolate-bitter orange combination. I’m with Mandy on the biscuit-tea ratio!

  5. I agree that chocolate and orange is a great combination. And three cookies with one cup of tea–perfect.

  6. Ooh yes, I think you’ve come up with a winner there. I’m going to have to try these. I’m with everyone else on the three biscuits one cuppa quantity – one works up a real appetite when baking 😉

  7. I’ve been wondering what to do with the vast amount of marmalade I made earlier this year ….. these biscuits sounds much better than my previous idea, a secret spoonsful every now and then!

  8. You are certainly on a baking high recently!! It looks that you are having fun too! these jam filled cookies look so appetizing!! oooh ,..yes!

  9. Rosalind Thurlow

    Thank you for sharing your recipe. I did mess about with it a little…. I used clementine marmalade as I had a batch that just wouldn’t set properly (!), I didn’t have cocoa powder so used drinking chocolate – Clipper Organic (very dark and rich in flavour), added the zest of one orange to the mixture and 100gr of dark chocolate chunks (to make up for the cocoa powder) and lastly sprinkled with grated chocolate as they came out of the oven. Even if I say so myself, quite delicious!! Thanks again, Rosalind

    • Ooh Rosalind, I like your thinking with the changes. They sound like delicious changes. I am really pleased you enjoyed them. I am going to try the trick with the grated chocolate when they come out of the oven.

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