Orange Cookies Dipped in Chocolate

Orange Cookies Dipped in Chocolate

While I was enjoying a lime meltaway I was vaguely reminded of another cookie that was similar but it was an orange cookies. After diligently searching through my many bookmarked cookie recipes I finally found this recipe for orange cookies dipped in chocolate on use real butter. These cookies get their orange flavour from no less than three different sources including orange zest, orange juice and candied orange peel. When you take these already great sounding cookies and you dip them in chocolate they get even better and I could not resist adding them to this years holiday cookie platter. The recipe for these cookies is pretty similar to many other recipes for short bread where you mix the ingredients, chill the dough and then slice and bake it. Despite that fact that they take a bit of time with bringing the butter to room temperature and then chilling the dough, these cookies are really easy to make. The orange flavour certainly comes though well in these cookies and the bits of candied orange peel add a particularly nice texture. There is just something magical about the orange and chocolate flavour combination and it certainly works well with there cookies!

Orange Cookies Dipped in Chocolate

(make 24+ cookies)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup candied orange peel (chopped)
1 orange (zest)
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
8 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)

Directions:
1. Cream the butter and the sugar.
2. Mix the flour and the salt.
3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until it starts forming larger clumps.
4. Mix in the candied orange, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla extract.
5. Form the dough into the shape that you want, wrap it in plastic and let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour. (I did a rectangular log but you could also do a circular log.)
6. Cut the log into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on a parchment lines baking pan with one inch of space between them.
7. Bake in a preheated 325F oven until they just start to turn lightly golden brown on top, about 15-20 minutes.
8. Let cool completely.
9. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
10. Dip the cookies into the chocolate and place on a sheet of parchment paper and let cool until the chocolate sets. (Feel free to chill them in the fridge to help it set quicker.)

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Lime Meltaways
Meyer Lemon Bars
Mayan Orange Brownies
Orange Chocolate Cream Cheese Mousse
Almond Crescent Cookies
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Bacon Maple Shortbread

49 comments:

Helene said...

Kevin, don't tell me that I have to try another cookie recipe. I think I will. This looks fantastic.

the blissful baker said...

what a perfect cookie for the holidays - it looks so delicious! i love the orange and chocolate flavor combo!

Brandi said...

another great recipe! thanks for sharing!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Orange and chocolate sounds like a very delicious combination. I may have to try those.

mirtilla said...

Beautiful...

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I agree, orange and chocolate are just one of those amazing combinations. A great addition to your holiday platter!

jose manuel said...

Deliciosas, que me gusta a mí esto.

Joanne said...

I might not be able to resist these either. Anything dipped in chocolate and infused with a little bit of citrus sounds good to me!

The Girlie Blog said...

Anything made with real butter is that much yummier.

Passiflora said...

These look great! :)

Janet said...

Try substituting Grand Marnier or Triple Sec for the OJ and vanilla for a real flavor boost. I make a similar biscotti

Healthy Mamma said...

Those look beautiful and orange and chocolate are a marriage made in heavan! These would be a perfect addition for my Old Fashioned Italian Christmas party I'm hosting next week! Thx 4 sharing!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Whoa that is quite the cookie! Beautiful to see and I'm sure they taste heavenly.

Maria said...

Lovely little cookies and perfect as sweet holiday gifts!

Jennifurla said...

I bet these are refreshingly divine, with a strong cup of joe I would be in heaven.

Jen said...

these cookies look amazing! Did you make your own candied orange peels or buy them from a store? If so, where?

btw, I'm a long time "lurker" at your blog... just never commented till now... but I love your innovative, fancy ideas.

Alisa Fleming said...

Wow, when I saw the title for this post I really wasn't expecting much, but you took the orange aspect to another level. The candied orange peel would be marvelous in cookies!

Aroma said...

Sooo creative! I love it :o)

Aroma said...

Sooo creative! I love it :o)

Anonymous said...

I made these tonight, haven't put the chocolate on yet, but they smell unbelievably wonderful!

The KitchenMaid said...

These look stunning!

smalltownoven said...

I adore chocolate and orange together. I love all the orange-y goodness in this!

Chef Fresco said...

These look delicious Kevin! Hope you have a great holiday with your family!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

These cookies are beautiful. Lovely presentation!

The Urban Baker said...

i just got a huge bag of blood oranges from my friends tree. candied orange peel is now on my list! these look perfect!

agnespterry said...

These look lovely with the orange peel there. I just finished making this recipe and the logs are in the fridge now. My sister had homemade candied orange peels from last Christmas, so I really wanted to try it with those. I'm sure these will be awesome.

druidaccountforsale said...

WoW! That orange cookies looks really delicious and moist. Love choco and orange tanginess combo perfect for this New Year afternoon tea. Bookmarked. Thanks for share.

Jancd said...

I made these cookies and they were delicious. I even made my own dried sugared orange rind. I love these cookies. They are so pretty and flavorful. Thanks for the recipe.

Foodie Journal said...

I love your pictures! I always think mine look so bland and am looking for new ideas. But I love your pictures!

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

This sounds amazingly yummy!

xxx Charlie
Last few hours to enter my Christmas Giveaway!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Oh wow Kevin, those cookies look and sound delicious. I love orange + chocolate!

Heather said...

I love orange and chocolate together. When other people grab a glass of milk to go with a slice of chocolate cake, I grab orange juice. I'll have to try these.

I'm having to do a last-minute xmas meal at my house because we are "snowed in" (in Alabama). I have farro and I have zucchini, and what do you know, you have a great sounding recipe for a zucchini and farro gratin. I'm gonna make this and cook up some chicken thighs in some wine and herbs. It's not a traditional holiday meal, but it will do in a pinch. I'm gonna end the meal with a Nutella bread pudding. Unfortunately we are out of orange juice.

I can usually find what I need on your site. Keep up the great cooking and posting.

Happy Holidays

Lela said...

Must...resist...
Nom My God.

Lela London - Fashion Blog and Shoe Blog

Chocolate Freckles said...

I can just imagine the taste!!! wow these look awesome and so pretty!!!! ... great for a fabulous gift!

Mo said...

I made these and they were wonderful, So elegant! I also made the lime meltaways which were great, too. Thanks!

megi said...

These cookies look amazing, I love chocolate and orange together, I am bookmarking this recipe to try very soon. Thank you for sharing.

angiecamp said...

step one make the candied orange peel - DONE - the problem saving enough to make these cookies OMG it is soooo good- the cookies are going to be awesome

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Isla Bonita said...

Do you think candied cherries would be an okay change?

Kevin said...

Isla Bonita: Candied cherries would be great!

Chef Randall said...

Look's great I am baking these cookies..I think also that candied cherries would work. As chocolate goes well also with cherries.

Look forward to future post's. Thanks again for e-recipe book. Well done. :)

chef Randall
savorthefood.wordpress.com

Zoe Sotet Art Studio said...

How much will they spread? Will they work as cut out cookies?

Kevin said...

Zoe Sotet Art Studio: These do not spread much so you should be able to do cut out cookies with them. Enjoy!

Amanda Wing said...

Making these now- peels are busy getting candied :) Love your site by the way- it's become a major favorite of mine. I've recently moved to Korea, so I feel more motivated to bake and cook a bit more at home in order to experience some tastes of home and take a break from all the kimchi! (Not that I don't love Kimchi or anything!). So, thank you for your awesome recipes and photos :)

yvonne3215 said...

What does "cream the butter and sugar" mean??

Kevin Lynch said...

yvonne3215: You mix/beat the butter and sugar until it turn a lighter colour. Basically you are adding air to the mixture.

Barbara Partridge said...

Ahhh I made the orange peels (yum) and the cookies, but the peels are so hard I'm scared someone will break their teeth ! what did I do wrong ? other wise they are so tasty ! Love your recipes

Kevin Lynch said...

Barbara Partridge: The peels will get harder the longer you cook them in the syrup and some people prefer them to be harder. Mine normally come out tender with the cooing duration in the recipe but it soulds like you might want to pull them out a little earlier.

Teri Smyth said...

Looks amazing. Will definitely try to make these. My orange tree is busting with fresh fruit.
Thanks for sharing.

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