Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Hibbing, Minnesota

Orange Chocolate Date Cookies

Mix up orange, chocolate, dates and nuts in a moist and chewy cookie jar fave.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

2
rolls Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
cup orange marmalade
1
teaspoon orange-flavored liqueur or orange-flavored extract
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
package (8 oz) chopped dates
1
cup chopped cashews

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). Spray large cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add cocoa, marmalade, liqueur, vanilla and 1 tablespoon water; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Stir in dates and cashews until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1 3/4-inch balls. Bake 11 to 18 minutes or until puffed and edges are set. Do not over bake. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Store in covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). Spray large cookie sheets with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add cocoa, marmalade, liqueur, vanilla and 1 tablespoon water; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Stir in dates and cashews until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1 3/4-inch balls. Bake 11 to 18 minutes or until puffed and edges are set. Do not over bake. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Store in covered container.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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