It’s been a while, hasn’t it! I took a few weeks off from baking but found I couldn’t wait to get back into it. I love that feeling of inspiration/urgency when I find a new recipe I want to try or come up with a new idea.

I’m personally not a fan of orange flavoured food (I think a lot of medicine I had as a kid was orange flavoured, ick) but I love orange as a fruit. Still, I figured this would be a great combination given the popularity of those chocolate oranges! 

I paired this chocolate cookie recipe with this orange buttercream recipe. The buttercream was even more delicious than expected - I used fresh-squeezed orange juice with the zest… It tasted like an orange creamsicle!