Orange Gingerbread Tassies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
I make big Christmas cookie plates every year, and it’s fun to have something with a different shape to include. These have a delicious flavor with the gingerbread and orange, and they are really easy! The tassies are also yummy with lemon zest if you prefer that over the orange. You can decorate with some candied orange peel if you have it. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, UT
Orange Gingerbread Tassies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • Candied orange peel, optional


  1. In a large bowl, beat first 7 ingredients until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Gradually beat in flour. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into twenty-four 1-in. balls; press evenly onto bottoms and up sides of ungreased mini-muffin cups. Bake until golden brown, 15-18 minutes. Press centers with the handle of a wooden spoon to reshape as necessary. Cool completely in pan before removing to wire rack.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat baking chips, cream and butter until blended, stirring occasionally. Stir in orange zest; cool completely. Spoon into crusts. Refrigerate until filling is soft-set. If desired, garnish with orange peel.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 91 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.