Orange-Spice Drops

Orange-Spice Drops

Prize-Winning Recipe 2006! Orange, mascarpone cheese and a dip in white chocolate are the flavor secrets to this delicious cookie.

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About 3 dozen cookies

pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
cup mascarpone cheese or 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese
cup butter or margarine, softened
tablespoon grated orange peel
tablespoon fresh orange juice
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
cup finely chopped pecans
cups white candy melts, coating wafers or white vanilla baking chips (12 oz)
Edible orange glitter, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat cookie mix, cheese and butter with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Add orange peel, orange juice, pumpkin pie spice and egg; beat until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Using small cookie scoop, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in pecans. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and stirred smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into melted candy, letting excess drip off. Place on waxed paper until almost set. Sprinkle dipped half of each cookie with edible glitter. Let cookies stand until candy coating is completely set, about 1 hour. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2006 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!
Find edible glitter in the baking section of craft stores or specialty kitchen stores.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 65mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.