Go Back
+ servings
chocolate orange cookies recipe

Chocolate Orange Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies

Author: Becky
What better way to spend some time indoors, than baking cookies. These chocolate orange marmalade cookies are a great choice for a baking day.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 10
Calories 287 kcal


  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 150 g Light Brown Soft Sugar
  • 50 g Unsalted Butter
  • 60 g White Chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 100 g Orange Flavoured Milk Chocolate
  • 10 tsp Marmalade


  • Preheat the oven at 170C (160C fan assisted)
  • Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Melt the white chocolate, oil and butter in a saucepan over a gentle heat, once melted add to the flour mixture and mix until it all becomes crumbly.
  • Let it cool, then add the egg and beat to form a stiff dough.
  • Cover the dough and let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and divide it into 10 weighing roughly 50g each.
  • Chop the orange chocolate into small chunks and add 10g to each piece of dough.
  • Form each piece of dough into a ball and place on a lined baking tray with plenty of space between each one to allow them to spread.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and spoon a tsp of marmalade over each cookie. Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and leave to set on the baking tray. Once they have begun to cool, transfer them to a rack to finish cooling.
  • Store in airtight containers for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes and Guidance

See Recipe Tips and Guidance For More Detail.
  • Chilling the dough will help the cookies retain their shape.
  • Don't add the egg until the mixture has cooled. 
  • Be aware that the marmalade will be hot and runny upon removal from the oven.
  • Let the cookies sit on the baking tray to set and harden before moving to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 151IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate thumbprint cookies, marmalade cookies, orange flavour cookies
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!