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Chocolate-Filled Orange-Rosemary Butter Balls

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

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
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.

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