Orange Chocolate Softies

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Anyone who loves the classic combo of orange and chocolate is bound to adore these cookies.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
Garnish:
  • 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Orange and Chocolate Icing:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 45 g semisweet chocolate melted
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy; beat in egg yolk. Beat in sour cream, orange zest and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions to form smooth dough.

Roll by 1 tbsp into balls; arrange 2 inches (5 cm) apart on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350?F (180?C) oven until firm and no longer shiny, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Orange and Chocolate Icing: In large bowl, beat together butter, icing sugar and salt until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in chocolate and orange juice. Spread over cookies.

Garnish: Using bar zester, remove strips of zest from orange. Toss zest with sugar; sprinkle over cookies.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 29 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 127.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 25 mg
  • Cholesterol 24 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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