Spiced twisted cookies with orange and cocoa

The spiced twisted cookies have a double flavor, half of the dough is scented with cocoa and orange peel (it’s always a winning combination 😉 ), the other half is flavored with vanilla and cardamom 🙂 .
The two parts of the dough not only have two different flavors, but also two colors, a great way to create a cute tangled effect that will make your cookies awesome. We need anything else to convince you to prepare them? Of course not … So look for the flour and sugar in the pantry and let’s get started 😉 .

spiced twisted cookies

Do you think you may have already saw and tasted them? If this morning you were at Maison & Loisir, you cannot help recognizing these cute cookies, because we have just finished preparing them together with a large group of kids during the stage “Baby masterchef”. We hope you enjoyed the stage as much as we had and we will definitely see you next year 🙂 .

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Spiced twisted cookies with orange and cocoa

Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Difficulty Easy


For the dough

  • 150 g flour
  • 100 g of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the spiced variant

  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 2 cardamom pods

For the orange and cocoa variant

  • zest of 1/4 orange
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  2. Add the butter at room temperature and finally the egg.
  3. Divide the dough in half.
  4. In the first half, add the seed of vanilla and ground cardamom.
  5. In the second half, add the grated orange zest and cocoa.
  6. Let them rest about twenty minutes in the fridge.
  7. Take the doughs and form some small rolls about 0.5 cm thick and 7-8 cm long.
  8. Pair a chocolate roll with a vanilla one, tangle them and close the cookie to form a circle.
  9. Arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and cake them at 180 °C for 9 minutes.


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