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Polka-Dot Cookies

"While living in Florida, I found this cookie recipe in a book on cooking with oranges," writes Mary Ann Rafalski of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, concentrate and orange zest. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter.
  • Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 6-7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Combine all the frosting ingredients until smooth. Place in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in corner of bag. Pipe polka dots on cookies.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 114 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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