Awaken your senses with these delightful Zesty Orange Cookie Cups treats. A buttery shortbread cookie cup is filled to the top with a creamy citrus filling, and topped off with our Premier White morsels and a sprinkling of orange zest. Once you place these on the table to share, they won't last for long!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
- 2 large eggs
- 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel (1 medium orange)
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 48 mini-muffin cups.
BEAT butter and sugar in medium mixer bowl until creamy. Add flour; beat until mixture is evenly moist, crumbly and can be formed into balls. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Press each ball onto bottom and up side of prepared muffin cups to form wells. Place 5 morsels in each cup.
BEAT eggs in medium bowl with wire whisk. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and orange extract. Spoon almost a measuring tablespoon of mixture into each muffin cup, filling about 3/4 full.
BAKE for 15 to 17 minutes or until centers are puffed and edges are just beginning to brown. Upon removing from oven, gently run knife around each cup. While still warm, top each cup with 8 to 10 morsels (they will soften and retain their shape). Cool completely in pans on wire racks. With tip of knife, remove cookie cups from muffin pans. Top with grated orange peel just before serving. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
• Love lemon but not crazy about orange? Simply substitute lemon extract for the orange extract and use grated lemon peel (2 lemons needed).
• For another variation of this recipe, try substituting 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels for the Premier White Morsels.
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Zesty Orange Cookie Cups
I tweaked this recipe a bit: I prepared a pouch of Sugar Cookie Mix according to directions, then added the orange extract and white chocolate chips. Pressed the dough into an 8x8 pan and baked at 350 for 35 minutes. WONDERFUL! I love recipes that you can play with and personalize.
Great cookie "cups"
Loved this recipe - like tiny cup cakes and they were fun! I only used 3 - 4 white chips on top so they were much better and not as sweet. These are a great "spring" treat.
very good, tastes like a creamsickle next time im going to leave out the white chips just to have the orange flavor
I actually found this recipe from another site that linked to here. They had posted it slightly different. I used orange oil and semi-sweet chocolate chips in the filling. I made a large tart version and it was gone before it cooled.
these are great i wasn't sure if i was going to make them but I did, they are so good
Zesty Orange Cookie Cups
I made these for my niece's Birthday party & the kids and adults loved them. They were asking for the recipe. I will definitely make them again.
Only one word for these EXECELLENT!
Loved them .... made for a party and there was not a single one left. Thanks so much for the recipe!
I put this on my favorites list and would try them both with the organge and lemon. I bet fresh blueberries with the lemon would be good also.
This is one to try!
This is definately one to try! Sounds so good. I have put the ingredients on my shopping list.
Made these cookies today, they are awesome! I rate them one of my favorite cookies!
Very Good! Now I can't wait to try them with the lemon, and the chocolate chips, I bet they are just as good as the orange ones. My 33 year old son ate them as fast as they came out of the oven!
They will be added to my Christmas cookie list.
These are yummy with white chocolate but, better yet, use milk or dark chocolate chips (that's what we call "morsels" in my neighborhood.) Chocolate and orange go so well together that I like to use a lot of each.
Excellent, with some variations
These cookies sound easy to make but I'd use choc. chips instead of the white, and would not use the orange or lemon as we don't care for that. I'd use a cookie sheet & bake them as cookies instead of in a muffin tin.
Another variation would be when cookies are almost done, put a few minature marshmellows on top & then, add the choc. chips then finish baking them when the goody's on top are melted. My hubby would love these,that way!
I have not tried this recipe yet, but is sounds like something I would like to make, it sounds easy just like I like. I can hardly wait to try to make them.
Class loved them
I am a master's degree student and made these for my classmates- WOW! They loved them, several of them took the recipe. Thanks for all the great recipes.
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I made these with lemon filling & left out the chocolate morsels on top. They were great! Still wonderful chocolaty taste but with less calories I hope. I will make them again.
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Have made these cookies (with lemon instead of orange) 3 times since I discovered this recipe 2 weeks ago. Made them for a party as cups, and as bars for the office. They were a huge hit, with requests for the recipe and to make again!! Cuter as cookie cups, but easier for a large crowd as bars. (Also called "Tassies".)
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They were wonderful! I made them for my students and they were a hit! My daughter said they "made her mouth smile."
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This recipe look and sounds awesome. I will try it soon.
they are so easy and delicious
I tried this and they were good I made them for a potluck and everyone loved them .....
I love orange foods...its not used enough!
Zesty orange cookie cups
The kids liked the little cookie cups. they couldn't get over the shape of them.
They make you think spring is around the corner
Very tasty and simple.
These are fairly simple to make and awesome. Everyone requests i make them again soon!