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Orangen-Schokoplatzchen (Orange-Chocolate Cookies)

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“This German cookie recipe has become a Christmas tradition in our family, but is yummy year round. The combination of orange and chocolate is wonderful!”
36-48 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate chocolate.
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar. Add egg and shredded orange peel.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder, and add to creamed mixture along with the grated chocolate.
  4. You may knead the dough together by hand.
  5. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Roll out dough to 5mm thickness, and cut with cookie cutters of desired shape.
  8. Transfer cookies to cookie sheets and bake 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from sheets to a rack to cool.
  10. Sift icing sugar. Stir in enough orange juice to make a glaze.
  11. Glaze the bottom of each cooled cookie.

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