CHOCOLATE-DIPPED ORANGE COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 20 min./batch + cooling
  • Servings: 72 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped blanched almonds
  • GLAZE:
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped blanched almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and orange peel. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Immediately sprinkle with almonds. Place on waxed paper until set.

Notes

These tender cookies are pretty to look at-and the combination of cream cheese, orange, chocolate and almonds makes them irresistible.

Categories: Christmas  Cookies 
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