Chocolate-Filled Orange-Rosemary Butter Balls

Chocolate-Filled Orange-Rosemary Butter Balls

Relish this distinctive dessert – orange and rosemary flavored sandwich cookies with a decadent chocolate and whipped cream filling.

Prep Time

1:00

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Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

2

1/2

Cookies
1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
cup coarse white decorator sugar crystals, if desired
Filling
1/2
cup dark chocolate chips
2
tablespoons whipping cream
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar, orange peel, rosemary, salt and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until mixed; beat on medium speed until creamy. On low speed, beat in flour and baking powder until dough forms.
  2. In small bowl, place decorator sugar. Shape dough into 60 (1-inch) balls. Roll in sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Press lightly with tines of fork to flatten slightly.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or just until edges start to brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and whipping cream uncovered on High in 15-second intervals until chips can be stirred smooth. Refrigerate until cooled and mixture starts to set, about 10 minutes.
  5. For each sandwich cookie, spread about 1/2 teaspoon filling on bottom of 1 cookie. Press bottom of second cookie over filling. Let stand until set.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen sandwich cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Place filled cookies sideways in individual petit four paper cups or mini paper baking cups.
If you bake 2 cookie sheets at a time, switch their positions in the oven halfway through baking.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich Cookie)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 75mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.