Two-colored Christmas cookies.

Susan
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a microwave-safe dish, melt the unsweetened chocolate, stirring frequently until smooth. Set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Divide dough in two. Mix orange zest into one half, and melted chocolate into the other half. Use a bit of each mixture to form a ball about 1 inch in diameter.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until center is set. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

75.5 calories; 0.9 g protein; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 47.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
There is an easier way to prepare these. Divide the chocolate and orange dough into two balls wrap and chill well. Form each ball into a log about 8 - 10 inches long. Slice each log lengthwise with a sharp knife. Reassemble the four half logs into two whole logs each one half orange half chocolate. Wrap and chill well. When ready to bake just unwrap the log and slice evenly. This saves so much time and is not as messy. It also gives a nice clean "half and half" look to the cookie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2003
Something is wrong with the proportions in this recipe; I'd like to try it with an additional cup of flour. The dough was sticky and hard to work with; I had to chill it before rolling the cookies just so it didn't stick to everything. They're a bit cake-like. The orange was nice and orange-y I added orange extract; the chocolate was just OK. Overall these required a lot of work; not worth it for a) a marginal cookie and b) a low-yielding recipe. Read More
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94 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
There is an easier way to prepare these. Divide the chocolate and orange dough into two balls wrap and chill well. Form each ball into a log about 8 - 10 inches long. Slice each log lengthwise with a sharp knife. Reassemble the four half logs into two whole logs each one half orange half chocolate. Wrap and chill well. When ready to bake just unwrap the log and slice evenly. This saves so much time and is not as messy. It also gives a nice clean "half and half" look to the cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
There is an easier way to prepare these. Divide the chocolate and orange dough into two balls wrap and chill well. Form each ball into a log about 8 - 10 inches long. Slice each log lengthwise with a sharp knife. Reassemble the four half logs into two whole logs each one half orange half chocolate. Wrap and chill well. When ready to bake just unwrap the log and slice evenly. This saves so much time and is not as messy. It also gives a nice clean "half and half" look to the cookie. Read More
(82)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2007
I love this recipe! It gets very addicting and does turn into a comfort food. The cookie has more of a cake like texture. I prefer swirling the chocolate and orange together like in Simone's picture. It balances the cookies out as oppose to Mallinda's picture. When it is only half half the cookie tastes incomplete. So remember mix swirl! (Take a small amount of the orange dough and then a small amount of the chocolate dough and roll it inyour hands!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2009
After dividing the dough in half I added 1/3 cup cocoa powder to the chocolate side instead of the melted chocolate and then refirgerated both. After they were hardened I rolled out both sections of dough and then stacked them on each other and then rolled into a log and refrigerated. After the log was cold I cut it into slices and baked the cookies that way. Makes a very pretty cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
This recipe was very easy to make. I followed the advice of another poster and floured my hands. With that I was good to go! I didn't have to add more flour to the recipe I didn't have to chill just floured my hands. I also rolled some of the dough individually (didn't mix them together) to make some orange cookies and some chocolate cookies. They were great! So perfectly round my friends were amazed at the presentation and flavor! Great recipe will use again! - - - - I made these cookies a second time but instead of the dark chocolate/orange combination I did a white chocolate/strawberry combo (substituded white chocolate and instead of orange zest I put in a few tablespoons of strawberry jam and a few drops of red food coloring). Due to the liquidity of the jam I did have to add about a half a cup more flour and this time I refrigerated the dough. They turned out great I loved that flavor combination! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2003
Something is wrong with the proportions in this recipe; I'd like to try it with an additional cup of flour. The dough was sticky and hard to work with; I had to chill it before rolling the cookies just so it didn't stick to everything. They're a bit cake-like. The orange was nice and orange-y I added orange extract; the chocolate was just OK. Overall these required a lot of work; not worth it for a) a marginal cookie and b) a low-yielding recipe. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2003
Excellent cookie. I used 1/2 tsp of orange oil instead of the zest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2009
These cookies were amazing! My husband and daughter ate them up! I followed the others advice and added a bit more flour used cocoa powder and divided them into two logs (which I refrigerated) and they came out wonderful! Very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2011
Easy and delicious! We added a lot more chocolate and a lot more orange zest to make these cookies explode with deliciousness Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2002
Everyone that tried these cookies absolutely LOVED them. I doubled the recipe so it made a lot. I used fresh orange peel ground in the food processor. These cookies are GREAT! Read More
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