Chocolate Chip Shells

Chocolate Chip Shells
Makes:
30
madeleines
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
30
minutes
based on 43 reviews
This Chocolate Chip Shells recipe was the Grand Prize Winner of the Nestlé Toll House "Share the Very Best" recipe contest. This dessert was created by Ronda Smith of Verona, NJ. The elegant shell-shaped tea cake delivers the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie, but with a much lighter texture and a refreshing hint of orange.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur (such as Cointreau) or 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Generously grease and flour madeleine baking pan(s).

COMBINE flour and 1 cup morsels in medium bowl. Beat eggs, granulated sugar, orange liqueur, vanilla extract and orange peel in large mixer bowl until light in color. Fold flour mixture and butter alternately into egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoon into each prepared mold.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan(s) for 1 minute. With tip of knife, release onto wire racks to cool completely. Wash, grease and flour pan(s). Repeat with remaining batter.

SPRINKLE madeleines very lightly with powdered sugar. Microwave remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds; knead bag to mix. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut a small hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over madeleines. Allow chocolate to cool and set before serving.


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virginia whitley from portsmouth, OH, USA

Looks very good and taste good

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    Tea Time Favorite

    Vicky Soster from MASSILLON, OH

    I love these. They are perfect when serving tea to friends. Bet you can't eat just one.

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    Out of this World

    Nancy Missaggia from GREAT BARRINGTON, MA

    I saw this recipe a while ago and finally got around to trying it for my Daughter's birthday. The kids LOVED them. I tried Raspberry Extract with the 2nd batch, but we preferred the taste of the orange. My father couldn't stop eating them!

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    What a Crowd pleaser

    Amy Simeister from BUFFALO, NY

    Made a double batch of these delicious cookies for the baked goods tent at a local church rumage sale. They were sold out in just under 2 hours. With several demands for the recipe.

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    beautiful

    Sarah Bonn from FAYETTEVILLE, GA

    Very elegant for a lady's lunch or tea and they taste delightful.

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    chocolate chip shells

    Yvette Consor from Massapequa, NY

    Guests couldn't believe they were homemade. They truly loved them.

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    Impressive Dessert!

    Barbara Radcliffe from MISSION VIEJO, CA

    These are not that hard to make and they really look and taste good. They are an impressive dessert!

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    The kids love it

    Tracy Kafka from LINCOLN, ME

    We made the chocolate chip shells for the kids at cherch. they all loved them we will make them easter for all of us

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    Chocolate chip Shells

    linda alsdorf from TIJERAS, NM

    The dough is a bit of a challenge but well worth it! Very light and yummy and left my family asking for more! Will do this recipe again soon!

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    very sophisticated

    Rosemary Harris from WEIRTON, WV

    this is better then any one could ever ask for.the complemented flavors together.a very satisfing ,exotic look. definitely a premium dessert.

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    chocolate chip shells

    donna covert from MONTOUR FALLS, NY

    I REALLY ENJOYED MAKING THESE. THEY ARE VERY GOOD. I HAD BOUGHT ORANGE EXTRACT BEFORE FOR ANOTHER RECIPE, IT WAS NICE TO USE IT AGAIN. ENJOY THESE TASTY DELIGHTFUL TREATS.

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    great cookies

    Adelaida Perez from MIAMI, FL

    My kids,loved this recipes...said mom!! more cookies,thanks vbb.

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    wonderfully delightful

    RHONDA DALY from HESPERIA, CA

    THANKS FOR SUCH A LIGHT, DIFFERENT, AND DELIGHTFUL TREAT TO SERVE MY FAMILY ON EASTER!

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    Something Different from the Kitchen

    Chris Drew from KANATA, ON

    I am always on the lookout for something different to get out of the rut that we find ourselves in occassionally. These cookies are just the thing. Thanks.

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    WOW!

    Ms. Blaschuk from FARMINGDALE, NY

    I almost DID NOT try this recipe after reading some of the reviews. Instead, I went with my instincts and I am glad that I did. This was NOT difficult to make. About the hardest thing to do was melting the chocolate in the heavy duty bag at thje 30 second intervals. These were light and delicate and the hint of orange was such a wonderful addition. This will be made again and again! (And the added bonus of the aroma, in the kitchen, while these were baking was GREAT!)

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    Chocolate Chip Shells

    Edith Potter from MONROE, GA

    I am always looking for new recipes to share each month at our meetings. This one fit the bill too!! It was easy and delicious, everyone raved!!

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    Delicate delights

    carol lopez from hemet, CA

    I love anything chocolate and these were so delicate-for a "tea party".

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    chocolate chip shells

    CAROL MARTIN from GREENACRES, FL

    so good to eat!

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    lovely and classy but easier than it looks

    Pat Loeb from HOLLYWOOD, CA

    This is an amazing recipe - looks fancy and gourmet-y and impresses even the most jaded diner - just be careful abt letting the madaleines get too dry - a nice tsp of a simple syrup (w a touch of almond or vanilla extract) can solve that easily

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    Chocolate Chip Shells

    Charlotte Gohl from Philadelphia, PA

    WOW!!! How delicious. A little work but it is well worth the effort.

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    delicate

    Michele Bauer from TAUNTON, MA

    These cookies are very tasty and have a melt-in-your-mouth taste

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    chocolate shells

    KARY PRUEGER from SIMI VALLEY, CA

    I made these for my son's soccer team and used white chocolate and semi sweet chocolate to drizzle on top. They looked like half a soccer ball. The boys loved them!

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    TOUGH RECIPE

    DAWNA GRAEFF from HAMPSHIRE, TN

    THIS WAS A TOUGH RECIPE BUT I GOT THOUGH THIS RECIPE AND IT WAS FUN DOING AND THERE DELIOUSSS I WILL MAKE THIS AGAIN

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    Chocolate Chip Shells

    Carole Finney from HARRISVILLE, OH

    Nice and light and they have such a good taste. I used orange extract in mine as I could not find the liquer. Everone really thought that they were delicious

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    Chocolate Chip Shells

    Barbara Green from VINCENNES, IN

    I brought this to a party and people went nuts over it...they thought that I spent all day making it...little do they know!!!

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    chocolate chip shells

    nora Flynn from pampa, TX

    This is a fun an easy recipe to make when you have little hands to help. They are very good.

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    TOO PRETTY TO EAT

    DA ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    THIS WILL SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH. I LOVE HOW PRETTY THEY ARE. THE LIQEUR ADDS JUST THE RIGHT TOUCH. THEY LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL MADE THESE SHELLS.

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    a good reason to make these

    Paula Mason from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

    My class is not a big orange & chocolate fan, so we used raspberry liqueur and lemon peel instead. They are good, but best of all- now I have a good use for the madeleine pan "I- just-had-to-have"

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    Chocolate Chip Shells

    Pat Ring from HOLDEN, MO

    Wonderful. I know why this was a winner. It is not as hard to make as you might think.

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    Chocolate Chip Shells

    Susan Amyotte from Ridgefield, CT

    DELICIOUS!!! I know why this recipe was a winner. It is wonderful, and not as hard as I thought it would be to make.

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    Chocolate Chip Shells

    tray s from San Jose, CA

    Such an easy and delicious recipe. Looks great with white chocolate drizzles, too. For a fancy dinner party, I made a zebra-like shell, and everyone raved. Thanks, Nestle!!!

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    Worth digging out the madeline pans

    janet rosenbaum from woodbridge, CT

    This is an easy, very good recipe that was worth finding my madeline pans for. A friend has already sampled them and deemed them a keeper. They are light with just the right amount of chocolate to satisfy a chocolate lovers needs.

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    BREAK APART COOKIES

    D M SOSA from GILROY, CA

    TODAY WE MADE THE HALLOWEEN TOLLHOUSE COOKIES. THEY WERE WONDERFUL. EVEN THE CRISP LITTLE GHOSTS AND PUMPKINS WERE A CRUNCHY SURPRISE.

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    Cakey Cookie

    Kaying Lee from Chicago, IL

    I should have read the description more closely before I baked these. I was expecting orange milano-ese texture...instead, I have a batch of disappointing cakey cookies.

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    Delicious!

    LISA THOMPSON from seaside, CA

    I also tried lemon instead of the orange, and they're fantastic! I also drizzled sugared lemon frosting on top (along with the chocolate--can't skip that!), and that added even more zing.

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    Great recipe!

    Giovanna Kranenberg from Cambridge, MN

    I used fresh lemon juice and grated lemon peel instead of the orange and they turned out so light and tasty.

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    chocolate shells

    Linda Wilson from Shirley, NY

    I don't know how I missed these. My friend was just at a party and said these were great. Good luck to me because I'll be making them.

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    lookin' good

    Renana Wolff from

    I can't wait to try these. They look great!

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    Chocolate Chip Shells

    pamela y. nixon from Waynesboro, VA

    If you're a chocolate lover, this ones for you. Very good.

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    Celine Biscoe from Las Vegas

    It is a very good dessert it is a very chocolatly treat

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    Preetha Paul from Plain Field, IL, USA

    It looks very good. I did try this with butter scotch morsels instead of cho. chip as my husband does not like chocolate, but it was a little too sweet. The morsels melted does this happen if you use choc. chip, but it still tasted good.

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    virginia whitley from portsmouth, OH, USA

    Looks very good and taste good

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    Hong Tran from Okc, Ok, us

    good

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    Mary Zinni from 1013 E. Rosalie St., Pa., USA

    can't wait to use that recipes,its easy and the cookies look pretty and also I like that you only have to spoon them. I hope they taste as good as the look.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/30 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 30 

  • Calories: 160
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (14% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (27% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (15% of DV)
  • Sodium: 55mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 19g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 12g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Chip Shells

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur (such as Cointreau) or 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Generously grease and flour madeleine baking pan(s).

COMBINE flour and 1 cup morsels in medium bowl. Beat eggs, granulated sugar, orange liqueur, vanilla extract and orange peel in large mixer bowl until light in color. Fold flour mixture and butter alternately into egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoon into each prepared mold.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan(s) for 1 minute. With tip of knife, release onto wire racks to cool completely. Wash, grease and flour pan(s). Repeat with remaining batter.

SPRINKLE madeleines very lightly with powdered sugar. Microwave remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds; knead bag to mix. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut a small hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over madeleines. Allow chocolate to cool and set before serving.

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