Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

Chocolate Orange Tea Drops
Makes:
24
cookies (2 dozen)
Prep Time:
19
minutes
Total Time:
34
minutes
based on 47 reviews
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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.

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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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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Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

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Noreen Gilbert from Burlington, MA

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

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    Flavorful, Delicate cookies

    Sarah Lirley McCune from ,

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

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Noreen Gilbert from Burlington, MA

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

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Fran Tulumello from Derby, NY

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

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Shirley Vance from VERNER, WV

    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.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea drops

    lucille funaro from BURNABY, BC

    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.

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    Tea drops

    Brenda Melancon from WAVELAND, MS

    I used lemon zest and white chocolate chips instead of orange and chocolate. These were very good. Of course I love lemon so when I have an opportunity to alter the recipe I do.

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    great with tea!

    Bonnie Avonrude from Fort Worth, TX

    I belong to a British Ladies Group. We meet monthly for a business meeting and then have tea. These are perfect with tea and my British friends love them as they are not to sweet!

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    Need More Flour

    Gaye McGill from SAINT PETERS, MO

    These cookies were very tasty and my whole family liked them. Next time I make them I'll increase the flour to 1 1/2 cups because I think they need more texture.

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    chocolate orange tea drops

    rosemary correia from WESTPORT, MA

    I thought these were very good except could have had more of an orange flavor. The next time I bake these I would add more orange zest + I would use orange flavoring instead of the vanilla to see how they come out. Very nice soft texture.

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    chocolate orange tea drops

    dena hayden from trevose, PA

    These were delicious. My father most enjoyed them as they were not to sweet, just right! AND easy to make.

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    nice combination.

    KOREN GREENIDGE from kingshill, vi

    the combination with the citrus from the orange and the chocolate , oooohhhhhh, it's so good.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Mary Ann Schroeder from Dayton, OH

    These chocolate orange tea drops were wonderful!!!! They take very little time, and taste like you spent hours!!!!

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    its was delightable

    SHENAZ KHAN from BRONX, NY

    i have to admit this was a great treat

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    Chocolate Orange Drop Cookies

    Carolyn Hoff from Alliance, NE

    These were very easy to make...a good flavor, not too sweet. I did have to add another 1/2 cup of flour...cookies spread out way too much when baking. If you want them to look as pictured, then definitely add the extra flour. Would probably make again.

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    Chocolate-Orange Tea Drops

    Norman Teller from Germantown, WI

    This was an easy recipe but not as tasty as I thought it would be.

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    Orange and Chocolate...Perfect Combination!

    ALI MALLARE from Leawood, KS

    I wanted to make hmy mom something special for her birthday. So, I tried this recipe. Just as I had hoped, my mom loved the cookies, and said that they had a perfect texture and flavor and the perfect balance of orange and chocolate flavors. I know for sure that she really did like them, as well as the rest of my family, because we usually have cookies left over that get stale whenever I make cookies, no matter what, but all of these chocolate orange drop cookies got eaten! This is a great recipe, and it is quite easy for such a gourmet taste. Thanks!

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    not a chocolate fan

    darice gamache from spanaway, WA

    I am not a big chocolate fan but this was something that I would try again.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    tray s from San Jose, CA

    Orange and chocolate- a well liked combo. These cookies have become favorites of my household.

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    Delicous cookies!

    Mary Huey from Centennial, CO

    These cookies are so good! I really like chocolate and orange flavors together. I took some to my folks who don't care for really sweet things and they liked these as well. They're very easy to make and I assume they would freeze well - if they lasted that long!

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    Chocolate and Orange cookies

    Donna Fechner from Sioux Falls, SD

    Easy to make--I like orange and chocolate in combination, but in this recipe, the flavor is not brought out too well. Lacks something. Sorry......

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    chocolate orange tea drops

    barbara satterwhite from ocean springs, MS

    I made these for a party they were awesome!

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    Delicious

    SHERI COCHRAN from Houston, TX

    Chocolate and orange is my favorite flavor combination so when I saw this recipe, I just had to give the recipe a try. They were very easy to make and were delicious! They did not last for long in my house. I have made them a few times and they are a favrite treat.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    ISABELLE SEIPKE from CLAWSON, MI

    Cookies were yummy. I loved the orange and chocolate combination.

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    yummmmmmmy

    Bev Heinz from Medicine Hat, AB

    These were awesome. Very chewy!

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    very good food

    Brittany Tully from Highland, CA

    I am very happy about this recipe.

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    great taste

    Darlene Berner from Eloy, AZ

    I love the way the hint of orange blends in with the chocolate. I had to make 4 batches. My kids were devouring them as soon as they came out of the oven.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Claudine Kelly from Stamford, CT

    These cookies are surprisingly easy to make although I would double the batch as they only made about 15 with this recipe. I also used white chocolate chips and they still turned out great. They are very light and the orange flavor is a nice change.

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    couldn't be better

    tanja jensen from ribe, ON

    The chocolate and the orange is a perfect match :)

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    Flat orange chip

    Gail Knapp from Winter Springs, FL

    I made these cookies thinking that they would be balls when they were done baking. Wrong! They came out flat like a regular choc. chip cookie. The dough tasted pretty good, but the final cookie was rather tasteless.

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    Very tasty!!

    Crystal Fencke from Chicago, IL

    Good tea cakes; more like little biscuits than cookies as they didn't brown. Liked the chocolate and orange flavor combination.

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    YUMMY NEW TWIST

    SUE SMITH from STOCKBRIDGE, GA

    THIS WAS A QUICK AND EASY COOKIE THAT TURNED OUT YUMMY. MY ONLY PROBLEM WITH THEM WAS THE BOTTOMS BROWNED FAR FASTER THAT THE REST OF THE COOKIE. THEY DIDN'T BURN BEFORE GETTING DONE BUT JUST LOOK A LITTLE FUNNY. I EVEN TRIED THE VERY TOP SHELF IN THE OVEN BUT STILL THE BOTTOMS WERE VERY BROWN

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Sharla Paup from Jefferson, IA

    These cookies are great and even can be changed to different kind as I have used my black raspberry jam instead of the orange peel, YUM!!

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    mashell keyes from Roseville, MI

    I liked the flavor of these cookies, as something different. I was disappointed when they didn't seem to brown at all. Maybe they weren't supposed to. I'll definitely try again.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    CHERRYL PATTEN from Bellingham, WA

    These cookies are so good and so easy to make.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Joanna Jette from Hudson, NH

    These cookies were a hit at the last cook-out I went to. Every cookie was eaten!

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    Hey, THANKS!!

    Wendy Cary from Westlake Village, CA

    I made these cookies for my 80 year old aunt who is bedridden. She says eating one of these cookies reminds her of a recipe her mother used to make!

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Gloria Unruh from Canonsburg, PA

    Made these the other day, but decided to frost them also. My family could not get enough of them. This is a great cookie to take on family picnics. Thanks for this recipe.

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    chocolate orange tea drops

    Meloney Cothern from Bon Aqua, TN

    I made these cookies for a bake sale. Not only did they sale, I had people coming back to my table asking for the recipe. THANKS!!!

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Madeleine Peters from Windsor, ON

    Love this recipe ....easy to make and all ingredients were available and on hand.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    DEBORAH MARQUARDT from Springfield, IL

    I love orange and chocolate together. Added 1/2 cup of coarsley chopped pecans and one tablespoon of orange peel. Also added 1/2 cup of chocolate chunks.

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    Chocolate orange tea drops

    Pam Williams from Shelburne County, NS

    These cookies are a hit with young and old alike!

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    Yumm

    CoreyAnn Rossi from Monroe, NC

    These cookies are yummy!

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    JOHN MCGILL from tucson, AZ

    I do not like chocolate so I used the Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Morsels instaed of the semi sweet chocolate morsels. Served the cookies on 4th of July picknick. Everybody liked them.

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    Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Robbie Johnson from Anchorage, AK

    I found these to have a very good texture. Very good as they are but I like more orange flavor with the chocolate ,so I used 1 tablespoon of grated orange peel. I've also used mini chocolate chips to spread that flavor around.

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    chocolate orange tea drops

    Virginia Shank from Keisterville, PA

    A nice moist cookie and kids will like them since there are chocolate chips in them.

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    Review for Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    freddy kendall from Plymouth, Devon, England

    They were rather tasty and I made them for my grandmother. I thought they were superb and easy to make

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    Review for Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

    Christine Lacey from

    These cookies had hardly any flavor at all. I baked them for some neighbors who helped me do something, and I didn't give the cookies to them.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • 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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Chocolate Orange Tea Drops

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

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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