Biscuits ‘Cheesy cushions’

The holidays have finished and it’s a high time we moved on in our culinary explorations and tried something new. These biscuits are just ideal for this purpose: incredibly easy and quick to make, made of simple enough ingredients, and yet mouth-wateringly delicious. Indulge yourself with these light and soft cottage cheese ‘cushions’ with delicate citrusy aroma and just a perfect amount of dark chocolate sprinkling that will make your winter days just a bit cozier.

You’ll need:
100 g butter, room temperature
200 g cottage cheese, room temperature
1 egg, room temperature
120-150 g sugar
250 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp orange liquor (may be replaced with orange juice, rum or cognac)
1 orange zest, finely grated
1 lemon zest, finely grated
60 g dark chocolate


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180oC.
  2. Whip butter with sugar until whitened.
  3. Continuing whipping add orange and lemon zest, egg, liquor, and cottage cheese.
  4. Mix flour with baking powder, and add it to the butter-cheese mixture. Mix everything thoroughly.
  5. Cover a baking sheet with baking paper. Use two teaspoons to make biscuits and put them on the baking sheet keeping intervals.
  6. Bake the biscuits for 18-20 min until slightly browned and let them cool down.
  7. Melt chocolate over a Bain Marie. Be careful not to let the bowl with the chocolate touch the water surface.
  8. Put the chocolate in an icing bag or its analogue and decorate the biscuits.

Bon appetite!