Nutty Orange Spritz Strips Recipe

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Nutty Orange Spritz Strips Recipe

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While living in Wisconsin years ago, I participated in an annual cookie exchange with my co-workers, and the other women raved about these. The unique recipe now holds a treasured place in our family cookbook.
MAKES:
27 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
27 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 cup ground walnuts

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and orange peel. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with orange juice.
Using a cookie press fitted with a bar disk, form dough into long strips on ungreased baking sheets. Cut each strip into 3-in. pieces (there is no need to separate the pieces). Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden. Cut into pieces again if necessary. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Melt chocolate and shortening in microwave or double boiler; stir until smooth. Dip each end of cookies in chocolate mixture, then in walnuts. Place on waxed paper; let stand until hardened. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Nutty Orange Spritz Strips in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p67

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 176 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 3/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and orange peel. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with orange juice.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a bar disk, form dough into long strips on ungreased baking sheets. Cut each strip into 3-in. pieces (there is no need to separate the pieces). Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden. Cut into pieces again if necessary. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. Melt chocolate and shortening in microwave or double boiler; stir until smooth. Dip each end of cookies in chocolate mixture, then in walnuts. Place on waxed paper; let stand until hardened. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Nutty Orange Spritz Strips in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p67

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