chocolate dipped orange butter cookies

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
TraciB70 avatar
By Traci Coleman
from Vancouver, WA

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5 Reviews
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate dipped orange butter cookies

  • 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

  • Creaming butter and sugar in a bowl.
    1
    Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; blend well.
  • Stirring in dry ingredients and orange zest.
    2
    Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and orange zest.
  • Balls of dough smushed with a glass.
    3
    Roll dough into 1" balls and place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Cookies cooled on a wire rack.
    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.
  • Melted chocolate in a mug.
    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.
  • Dipping half a cookie into chocolate.
    6
    Dip 1/2 of each cookie into the glaze.
  • Dipped cookies on waxed paper.
    7
    Shake off excess and place dipped cookies on a cookie sheet that has been lined with wax paper.
  • Cookies chilled.
    8
    Chill in fridge until glaze is set; about 10 minutes.
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