Chocolate Coated Orange Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate Coated Orange Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Coated Orange Cookies Recipe

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With orange peel and extract, these tender cookies are bursting with fresh citrus flavor. Dipping them in chocolate adds a special touch.—Joanne Burkert, Beecher, Illinois
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate candy coating
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in orange peel and extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Divide dough into 36 pieces; shape each into a 2-1/2-in. rope. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip ends of cookies in coating; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with almonds. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p143

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 112 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate candy coating
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in orange peel and extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide dough into 36 pieces; shape each into a 2-1/2-in. rope. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip ends of cookies in coating; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with almonds. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p143

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Difference User ID: 6079278 110982
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"Wonderfully light and delicate cookie. easy to make and presents well. Just delicate so be careful when dipping to keep from breaking."

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JMathieu User ID: 949308 192692
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"These cookies were pretty & delicious! The cookie melts in your mouth."

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