- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup finely chopped blanched almonds
- 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup finely chopped blanched almonds
- Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, sugar and salt until blended. Beat in orange peel and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in almonds.
- Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
- Bake until firm, 20-25 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with almonds. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Reviews for Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies
"I gave it four stars only because it would not have been a strong enough flavor for me as written. I added some orange extract to the chocolate and just a bit to the cookie as well. Excellent orange flavor! I will probably add more orange zest the next time to bump it up more, I love citrus. Great texture. My boys gobbled them up."
"I asked my SIL what cookies she would like for a massive platter on xmas eve with our blended families. She mentioned these orange/chocolate cookies & honestly I couldn't remember making them since I made them only one time many years ago straight from the magazine. After I searched online and found the recipe again, I decided to give them a whirl. I added a bit of orange extract along with the vanilla. Take these out of the oven before they brown. These are so refreshing & different for a cookie platter-they make a nice presentation. A great adult style-not too sweet-perfect with coffee or tea. I love orange & chocolate together & the cookie itself melts in your mouth. Thank you taste of home for this online resource..without it I'd be up a creek with no cookie."
"This was a new addition to our Christmas cookies this year. It is wonderul, not too sweet, stays moist and a refreshing change of flavor. I used pecan chips for ease and they tasted fabulous."
"These cookies are fabulous. Add nothing more, nothing less...people love them!"
"I made these today. I think I would add a littler orange extract to them the next time I make them because they could use a little more orange flavor. Also, I might try toasting the almonds that I sprikle on."