Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies Recipe

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These tender cookies are pretty to look at - and the combination of cream cheese, orange, chocolate and almonds makes them almost irresistible.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped blanched almonds
  • GLAZE:
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped blanched almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 81 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and orange peel. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Immediately sprinkle with almonds. Place on waxed paper until set. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p60

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 81 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

I really enjoyed these cookies. They tasted good and were elegant looking on Christmas cookie trays!!

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

These cookies are fabulous. Add nothing more, nothing less...people love them!

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

I've only made this once and the chocolate came out more like frosting than a glaze so I just spread it on one half instead of dipping. I'm making another batch tomorrow for a cookie exchange--we'll see if that is any different. (Obviously, I liked them enough to make again.)

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

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.

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