Chocolate Dipped Citrus Peel Cookies
Desserts, Holidays

Chocolate Dipped Citrus Peel Cookies – Fill the Cookie Jar

Fill The Cookie JarIt’s the first Thursday of the month so that means it’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar! A group of bloggers bake some cookies based on a theme and blog about them. You’ll NEVER guess what our theme is this month! Go ahead, take a stab at it…

Christmas/Hanukah!

Ok, it was pretty obvious, I guess. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see the other awesome recipes everyone created, plus info on how to join us next month.


My creation this month was these incredibly easy and delicious Chocolate Dipped Citrus Peel Cookies. Yum! Pure yum!

Chocolate Dipped Citrus Peel Cookies

If you read my Panko Crusted Salmon in Orange Sauce post you will know I went just the teensiest bit gaga over WinCo’s fruit cake mix. Can you blame me? JUST LOOK AT IT!

Candied Citrus Peel

So moist and delicious and chopped into such nice little pieces.

I still haven’t used it in a fruit cake and I may make my Mother in Law’s recipe with the remaining container I have. In the meantime I am enjoying it in other recipes, like these cookies.

I used our Angel Cookie recipe as a base and added the peel only. The pineapple and cherries, uh, didn’t quite make it into the mix. Okay, okay don’t look at me like that! I admit! I confess I ate them. Sheesh, are you happy now. But, really they wouldn’t have been good in here unless they were as finely chopped as the citrus peel.

After mixing the dough, you roll it into a tube. I use waxed paper because the dough is soft. You can freeze it at this point which makes cutting with a knife a bit easier. Just drop your roll into a freezer bag and take out when you are ready to bake.

If you want to bake immediately, may I recommend unflavored dental floss instead of a knife? perfect tool for the job.

Cut cookies with dental floss

Reshape into circles as desired and bake.

angel cookies on baking pan

Let them cool then dip in melted chocolate chips (or bittersweet chocolate, or milk chocolate or candy melts).

dip cookies in chocolate

The cookies are nice and crispy with a citrus-y punch. And the chocolate is the perfect complement.

Angel Cookies

Meal type Dessert
Angel cookies are light and crunchy and easy to customize with anything you have on hand from rainbow jimmies to chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups shortening
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup "extras" (chocolate chips, M&Ms, chopped nuts, spinkles, dried fruit, etc.)

Directions

In a large bowl, sift flour, powdered sugar and salt. Add shortening, vanilla and "extras" and mix at low speed until blended. Roll dough into 2" cylinders and chill for an hour or more.

If using candy sprinkles or chopped nuts you
can make the dough without them and roll the cylinders in them before chilling instead.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice dough in 1/4 - 1/2" slices and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until the dough just sets, but cookies have not yet started to turn brown.
Remove from cookie sheets and cool on racks.


Until next time, happy eating.
~Audrey

 

17 thoughts on “Chocolate Dipped Citrus Peel Cookies – Fill the Cookie Jar”

  1. Oh these look great! Love that they are chocolate dipped! All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! 🙂
    Cathy

  2. i havent thought to put fruit mix into cookies but then i havent seen one that looks like that either! you’re right it looks really good! have pinned. Thank you for sharing with us for Sunday Brunch x

  3. I’m totally in love with this! Yummy! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Yum and yum! These cookies look delicious! So delicious that I’m featuring them tomorrow at the Talented Tuesday Link Party! Thanks so much for sharing – don’t forget to stop by and pick up your “I’ve been featured” button!

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