Chocolate Dipped Orange Butter Cookies

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Traci Coleman

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@TraciB70

My husband gives these his seal of approval! Nice orange flavor to these cookies; they'd be good even without the chocolate. Ok... who am I kidding? EVERYTHING is better with chocolate, right? :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These butter cookies just melt in your mouth. Orange zest gives the cookies a refreshing orange flavor. Dipping them in chocolate makes them even better. Pack in a cellophane bag and you have a lovely party favor or hostess gift. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • COOKIES

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1
    egg
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated orange zest
  • CHOCOLATE DIPPING GLAZE

  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c
    shortening

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Orange Butter Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; blend well.
  2. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and orange zest.
  3. Roll dough into 1" balls and place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  4. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute and transfer to cooling rack to let cool completely.
  5. Combine glaze ingredients and melt in microwave. To do this, heat for 1 minute; stir. Heat for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat heating for 30 second intervals until most chips are melted, stirring in between each cycle.
  6. Dip 1/2 of each cookie into the glaze.
  7. Shake off excess and place dipped cookies on a cookie sheet that has been lined with wax paper.
  8. Chill in fridge until glaze is set; about 10 minutes.

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About Chocolate Dipped Orange Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



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