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Zesty Orange Cookie Cups recipe

Zesty Orange Cookie Cups.

Awaken your senses with these delightfultreats. A buttery shortbread cookie cup is filled to the topwith a creamy citrus filling, and topped off with white morselsand a sprinkling of orange zest. Once you place these on thetable to share, they won’t last for long!

Recipe: Zesty Orange CookieCups

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE®Premier White Morsels
2 large eggs
1 (14-ounce) can NESTL ® CARNATION® SweetenedCondensed Milk
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
1 tablespoon grated orange peel (1 medium orange)

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Grease 48 mini-muffin cups.
  • Beat butter and sugar in medium mixerbowl until creamy. Add flour; beat until mixture is evenly moist,crumbly and can be formed into balls. Shape dough into 1-inchballs. Press each ball onto bottom and up side of prepared muffincups 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 almosta measuring tablespoon of mixture into each muffin cup, fillingabout 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until centersare puffed and edges are just beginning to brown. Upon removingfrom oven, gently run knife around each cup. While still warm,top each cup with 8 to 10 morsels (they will soften and retaintheir shape). Cool completely in pans on wire racks. With tipof knife, remove cookie cups from muffin pans. Top with gratedorange peel just before serving. Store in covered container inrefrigerator.

    Makes 48 cookie cups.

    Estimated Times
    Preparation Time: 30 mins
    Cooking Time: 15 mins

    Tips:

    • Love lemon? Simply substitute lemon extractfor the orange extract and use grated lemon peel (approximately2 lemons needed).
    • For another variation of this recipe,try substituting 2 cups (12-ounce package) of NESTL ®TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels for the Premier WhiteMorsels.

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and Meals.com, used with permission.

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