Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

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based on 47 reviews
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19 min.
34 min.
24 cookies (2 dozen)

These lively and fresh tasting Chocolate Orange Tea Drops have a subtle hint of orange flavor that pairs perfectly with chocolate to create a great dessert.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ozs. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, cream cheese, egg, orange peel and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 12 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Flavorful, Delicate cookies

These tea drops had great orange flavor and were easy to make. The texture was delicate as well--something different from most cookies.

- Sarah Lirley McCune

Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

I added a little more of the orange zest and it gave a nice orange flavor. My family loved them.

- Noreen Gilbert from Burlington, MA

Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

Took some to friends house and absolutely big hit. Have made again already and will continue to do so. Excellent flavor.

- Fran Tulumello from Derby, NY

Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

My Grandchildren love cookies, it's their favorite dessert. I knew they would be here for the week end so I made these chocolate orange drops they were so good. The children took the rest of them home. They really enjoyed their cookies.

- Shirley Vance from VERNER, WV

Chocolate Orange Tea drops

I baked these cookies, and they were a big hit, but unfortunately I did not have any chocolate chips, so next time, they will be out of this world for a coffee break.

- lucille funaro from BURNABY, BC

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 121
  • Calories from Fat: 67
  • Total Fat: 7.4g (11% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2g (21% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 23mg (8% of DV)
  • Sodium: 101mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 12.9g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 1.1g
  • Protein: 7.8g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 3% of DV

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

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