Truffle-Filled Orange Thumbprint Cookies

Truffle-Filled Orange Thumbprint Cookies

A dollop of rich chocolate tops citrus-flavored butter cookies.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

About 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cookies
3/4
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup sugar
2
egg yolks
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons sugar
Truffle Filling
1/2
cup dark chocolate chips
2
tablespoons whipping cream
1
tablespoon butter
1
teaspoon light corn syrup
Garnish
Sugared orange peel, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray or lightly grease 2 large cookie sheets.
  2. In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup sugar, the egg yolks, vanilla and orange peel until light and fluffy. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Measure 2 tablespoons sugar into small bowl. Dip top of each ball into sugar. On cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Make large indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or end of wooden spoon or thumb.
  4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. If necessary, make another indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or end of wooden spoon or thumb. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.
  5. Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, cream and 1 tablespoon butter uncovered on High 40 seconds; stir. Continue heating and stirring 15 seconds at a time until smooth. Stir in corn syrup. Spoon generous 1/2 teaspoon filling into indentation of each cookie. Top each cookie with piece of sugared orange peel.
Makes About 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Crank up the orange flavor by stirring 1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur into filling.
Special Touch
Toss small pieces of orange peel with sugar for an easy garnish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • 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;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.