Mango Fudge Refrigerator Ribbon Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


4 dozen

Updated: Apr. 19, 2023
I’ve always thought that a ribbon cookie is especially nice. Although it’s a single cookie, it really seems like two or three different cookies because of its lovely layers of flavor. These refrigerated ribbon cookies have a rich chocolate layer balanced by a bright orange-mango layer—a very special combination. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Mango Fudge Refrigerator Ribbon Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried mango
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Divide dough in half. Mix melted chocolate into 1 half; stir in miniature chips. Mix mango, pistachios and orange zest into remaining dough.
  3. Line an 8x4-in. loaf pan with waxed paper, letting ends extend over sides. Press half the chocolate dough onto bottom of pan; top with half the mango dough. Repeat layers.
  4. Lifting with waxed paper, remove dough from pan; fold paper over dough to wrap completely. Refrigerate dough in pan until firm, 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/2-in.-thick slices; cut each slice crosswise into thirds. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 104 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.