Chocolate Topped Orange Morsels
Orange butter cookies with easy decorative chocolate topping. Simply place a chocolate chip on a hot cookie fresh from the oven. Then, use the point of a toothpick to drag melted chocolate across the top to give it a drizzled-on appearance.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Unsalted Butter
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 Tablespoons finely chopped or grated fresh orange zest
- 1 egg
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
- ⅓ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream butter, sugar and orange zest, until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with orange juice; blend well.
Scoop up dough into rounded 1-inch diameter portions and place 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.
Remove from oven and add a chocolate chip to the top of each hot cookie. Allow a minute for the chocolate to soften then spread with the edge of a toothpick using parallel strokes (this gives the appearance of drizzled-on chocolate).
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to let cookies cool and chocolate solidify. Store in an airtight container.
Note: Use only the thin orange peel, not the bitter white pith beneath.