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Truffle-Filled Orange Thumbprint Cookies

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

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  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Crank up the orange flavor by stirring 1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur into filling.

Toss small pieces of orange peel with sugar for an easy garnish.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
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.

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