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Chocolate dipped orange cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Amira


  • 1 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 3 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoon orange zest.

For dipping and garnishing

  • *2.8 oz dark chocolate bar.
  • More orange zest/ pistachios for garnishing.


  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Cut the butter into tablespoons. In the food processor combine flour,sugar and salt pulse 3 times to mix. Add the cold butter.
  • Pulse until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add the orange zest and pulse to combine.
  • Empty the content of the food processor into a clean working spacee, make a well in the middle and crack an egg.
  • Using your hands, shape the mixture and knead to form a log about 2.5 inches in diameter. Wrap the log tightly in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.
  • Slice the log into 12 equal parts, arrange in a cookies sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool completely before dipping in chocolate.
  • **Meanwhile, chop the chocolate and melt in a double broiler or in the microwave.
  • Dip the cookies in the chocolate halfway through and place in a parchment paper lined cookie sheet until set. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios and more orange zest.


* Make sure to use good quality chocolate. Use your favorite type of chocolate not necessarily dark.
** Melt the chocolate in the microwave by placing it in a microwave safe plate and microwaving it in a 15 seconds intervals stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.