Triple Orange Drops

Author: Canadian Living

These cookies pack a citrus punch with candied orange peel, orange marmalade and an orange liqueur icing.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Livng Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier
  • 2 teaspoons orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons candied orange peel finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
Icing:
  • 2/3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
  • 1 teaspoon orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 48 pieces candied orange peel

Method

In bowl, beat butter with sugar until light; beat in eggs, Grand Marnier and orange rind. Add flour and candied peel; mix together just until combined.

Using piping bag fitted with 1/2-inch (1 cm) plain tip or sealable plastic bag with corner tip cut off, pipe mixture into 1-inch (2.5 cm) rounds, 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined baking sheets; refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven until set, puffed and golden on edges, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

In small microwaveable bowl, microwave marmalade to melt; press through fine strainer. Brush over cookies; let stand for 15 minutes.

Icing: In bowl, mix together icing sugar, orange juice and Grand Marnier; spread over cookies. Top each with piece of orange peel. Let stand until set, about 2 hours.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 4 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 51.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Potassium 7 mg
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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