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Chocolate Coated Orange Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 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

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in orange zest 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 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool 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.

Nutrition 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.

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
  • Difference
    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.

  • JMathieu
    May 19, 2012

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

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