Scrumptious Orange Bites

Scrumptious Orange Bites Recipe

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from Sue McGill of The Villages, FL

★★★★★ 2 votes
Yield: 4 dozen
25 Min
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1 1/3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
pitted whole dates, chopped
8 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1/2 c
light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp
grated orange zest plus 1/2 cup orange juice
large eggs
1 c
butterscotch chips
1 c
chopped pecans
confectioner's sugar

How to Make Scrumptious Orange Bites


  • 1Adjust oven racks to upper middle and lower middle positions and heat oven to 375. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
  • 2Bring dates, butter, brown sugar, and orange zest and juice to simmer in a saucepan and cook until the mixture is slightly thickened and measures 2 cups, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  • 3Whisk eggs into cooled date mixture, one at a time, until combined. Fold in flour mixture until just combined, then fold in butterscotch chips and pecans. Drop generous tablespoon size portions of dough onto prepared cookie sheets, spaced about 2 inches apart.
  • 4Bake cookies until edges are set and beginning to brown but centers are still soft and puffy, about 10 minutes, switching and rotating baking sheets halfway through baking time.
  • 5Let cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough using cooled, freshly lined baking sheets.
  • 6Lightly dust the COOLED cookies with confectioner's sugar before serving.

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Course/Dish: Cookies

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