Orange-Spice Drops

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

  • Prep Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup mascarpone cheese or 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1
tablespoon fresh orange juice
1/4
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1
egg
1
cup finely chopped pecans
2
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
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.