Jaffa Biscuits – Regular & Thermomix methods


Jaffa Cookies by Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

Jaffa Biscuits, do you love them?  Do you call them biscuits or cookies? I had forgotten about these yummy lunch box delights until a lovely reader asked a question about the recipe the other day and I had to pop on in and take a look. I was happy to be reacquainted with the recipe and it was also a good opportunity to make the biscuits again and take some new photo’s as the old ones weren’t much chop to say the least!

The girls inhaled them and I may have snuck in a few straight out of the oven, I also saw GT munching on them as well so it’s safe to say they are winners!

Jaffa Cookies by Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

These are perfect for morning tea, afternoon tea, recess or anytime you just want a bickie! They are very easy to make and quick but you do need to factor in a 30 minute chilling time too.

I have made them with gluten free flours, regular flour and with spelt before and all taste great.  Anything with choc chips goes down well doesn’t it?!

Jaffa Cookies Regular & Thermomix by Boiled Eggs & Soldiers.com

You may want to “pin” this pic if you want to make them later on


The recipe makes quite a lot of bickies so I usually halve the raw dough at the stage when they are being rolled into logs and wrap one up in cling film and pop in the freezer (keeps for a couple of months) so that when I need some “baked goods” in a hurry I can just whip it out, slice it up and cook for 15 minutes and freshly baked biscuits straight out of the oven are done!

I’m sharing both the regular and Thermomix methods so scroll on down if you are after the Thermomix one.

Jaffa Biscuits


  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 1/2 C Caster sugar
  • 3 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C plain flour (or I used 1/2 C spelt, 1/2 C sorghum but I've also used millet meal and almond meal instead of the spelt before too)
  • 1/2 C SR flour (I used GF SR flour)
  • 1/3 C choc chips


  1. Beat butter, sugar and orange zest with electric mixer until fluffy
  2. Beat in the egg
  3. Stir in the flours and choc chips.
  4. Knead with your hands to combine and then shape into 2 or 3 logs (depending on whether you want to freeze any for another time). Put in the fridge until firm (about 1/2 hour) wrapped in cling film.
  5. Preheat oven to 180 C and line 1 - 2 oven trays with baking paper (depending on whether you are doing the whole batch or not)
  6. Once the chilled logs are firm cut them into 1 cm disks & then put on the trays and bake for about 15 mins.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and enjoy!

Raw cookie dough

Just in case you needed a visual of the “logs” here you go!

Jaffa Biscuits – Thermomix

What you need:

5 strips of orange rind (ends up being about 3 tsps grated)

125 g butter, softened

85 g raw caster sugar

1 egg

150 g plain flour (or I used 75 g spelt, or millet meal or almond meal & 75 g sorghum)

75 g SR flour ( I used a GF SR flour premixed)

55 g chocolate chips

What you do:

Grate the orange strips 20 sec / Speed 7

Add the butter & sugar, cream together 20 sec / speed 5. Scrape sides

Add the egg 10 secs / speed 4

Add the flours and choc chips and knead / 1 minute until it’s mixed into a dough then scoop out and shape into 2 logs (depending on whether you want to freeze any for another time). Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line 1 – 2 oven trays (depending if you are doing the full batch or not) with baking paper

Cut the (now firm) logs into 1 cm disks and then put them on the trays and bake for 15 minutes

Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely


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Do you like the “Jaffa” flavour? Any favourite biscuits in your house? 


11 comments on “Jaffa Biscuits – Regular & Thermomix methods

  1. Penny
    May 12, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Hi, just wondering on the Theromix recipe you have 5 strips of orange rind (where the normal recipe you don’t). Is that there the 5 strips of orange rind amounts to 2 tsp or am I adding the extra 5 strips to the 2 tsp?

  2. Vicki
    June 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks so much for asking I’ve fixed up the recipe now as it was a bit confusing 5 strips = 3 tsp and that’s all you need in total.

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    June 10, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I love Jaffa anything… And everything and these look delicious. Hurrah for freezer biscuits!

    • Vicki
      June 10, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      I don’t like actual oranges but I love jaffa flavour!

  4. Laura | The Kiwi Country Girl
    June 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve never made Jaffa biscuits but I think that needs to change…yum!!!

    • Vicki
      June 13, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Let me know if you try!

  5. jayne
    June 14, 2016 at 9:45 am

    These sound delicious Vicki I love choc orange flavour

    • Vicki
      June 14, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      They seem to go down well with most people!

  6. JM Peace
    June 28, 2016 at 8:39 am

    This one. Today. Thanks 🙂

    • Vicki
      June 28, 2016 at 9:26 am

      You are welcome!

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