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.

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Chocolate Topped Orange Morsels
  1. 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Unsalted Butter
  2. 1½ cups sugar
  3. 1 Tablespoons finely chopped or grated fresh orange zest
  4. 1 egg
  5. 3 cups all purpose flour
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  8. ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  9. ⅓ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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).

  5. 5

    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.

Source: Challenge Home Economist

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Orange flavor lacking - even though I doubled the orange zest. A basic butter cooking with little to recommend it since there's no vanilla. Maybe add orange oil? Also was easier to just drizzle melted chocolate from my drizzle bottle than to work the toothpick to get the right effect. Will not be adding this recipe to my collection.

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