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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


  • 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.


  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

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014 Edited Feb. 10, 2015

"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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

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

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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