Orange Marmalade Monkey Tails - Dee Dee's

Diane Atherton


Last night I was craving cookies and I thought about an old Raspberry Swirl Cookie I use to bake back in 80's. I don't remember who gave me the recipe but I remember how good that cookied was. As luck would have it, I was out of luck, I didn't have any raspberry jam. What I did have on hand was orange marmalade, walnuts and coconut. I started swirling these ingredients around in my head until I came up with this new cookie.

They turned out delish! A light crispy edge and a wonderful soft chewy cookie. And the orange flavor, Yum! I think these will be a wonderful addition to my Christmas Cookie collection.

My JAP friends helped me name this cookie. Thanks ya'll!

Hope you enjoy!


★★★★★ 2 votes

3 dozen cookies
3 Hr
10 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract, or vanilla (i used almond in this recipe)
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ·
    orange marmalade filling

  • 1/2 c
    orange marmalade
  • 1/2 c
    flaked coconut, (i used tropic isle fresh frozen coconut)
  • 1/4 c
    walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, finely chopped to coat cookie roll, optional

How to Make Orange Marmalade Monkey Tails - Dee Dee's


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, beating well on a medium speed of an electric mixer. Add egg and flavoring; beat well.
  3. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Shape dough into a ball; wrap in plastic and chill for 2 hours.
  4. While dough is chilling, prepare filling: Combine marmalade, coconut and walnuts; mix well. Store in refrigerator unitl ready to use.
  5. On floured wax paper, roll chilled dough to a 12 x 9-inch rectangle. Spread filling evenly to within 1/2-inch of the edge of the dough. Carefully roll dough, jellyroll fashion, starting at the long end and peeling wax paper from dough as you roll it. Pinch side seam to seal, leave ends open. Sprinkle 1/2 cups of finely chopped walnuts on wax paper, roll log in walnuts to coat log. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to slice.
  6. Unwrap roll, and slice 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.(I used parchment paper in stead of greasing cookie sheet). Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or just until cookies begin to slighly brown aroun the edges. Cool on a wire rack. (using parchment paper, I was able to slice the whole sheet onto the wire rack and cooled the cookies on the parchment paper).
  7. NOTE: Ovens vary, so watch closely. It took 11 minutes in my oven.

Printable Recipe Card

About Orange Marmalade Monkey Tails - Dee Dee's

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Holiday Treat

Show 43 Comments & Reviews

C Is For Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want To Eat

C is for Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want to Eat

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Let's chat cookies. From chocolate chip to sugar and cream filled, they're a dunkable treat that can't be beat. Here are 14 cookie recipes that'll quickly become a family favorite....

Simple Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

Simple Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew

One of the highlights of the holiday season, for me, is making Christmas cookies. It reminds me of being a kid in the kitchen with my mother. Every year I...

18 Best Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

18 Best Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Don’t be that person who shows up to the Christmas cookie exchange with store-bought cookies. Even if you put them on a plate, people know! There’s just that special something...