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Orange-Spice Drops

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Orange-Spice Drops
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 43 min
  • Servings 36
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Orange, mascarpone cheese and a dip in white chocolate are the flavor secrets to this delicious cookie.
Aug 26, 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch (496 g) Betty Crocker* Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) mascarpone cheese or cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grated orange peel
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups (500 mL) white chocolate chips
  • edible orange glitter, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F (190°C) for shiny metal baking sheet or 350°F (180°C) for dark or non-stick baking sheet. In large bowl, beat cookie mix, cheese and butter with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed.
  • 2
    Add orange peel, orange juice, pumpkin pie spice and egg; beat until thoroughly mixed.
  • 3
    Shape dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Roll balls in pecans. On ungreased baking sheets, place balls 2 -inches (5 cm) apart.
  • 4
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from baking sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and stirred smooth.
  • 6
    Dip each cookie halfway into melted chocolate, letting excess drip off. Place on waxed paper until almost set. Sprinkle dipped half of each cookie with edible glitter.
  • 7
    Let cookies stand until chocolate coating is completely set, about 1 hour.
  • 8
    Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Find edible glitter in the baking section of craft stores or specialty kitchen stores.

Nutrition Information

150 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 18g Total Carbs, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 36
Calories
150
Total Fat
8g
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
65mg
3%
Total Carbs
18g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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