Chocolate Orange Macks

August 26, 2008 at 3:15 am Leave a comment

I have this friend at work named Joe . He is in serious need of a cookie. So I made him these:

These cookies are moist little suckers with a lot of flavor. Orange, chocolate and cinnamon work so very well in this recipe.

Chocolate Orange Macks

1 Orange
3/4c. Butter
1/4c Molasses
1/2c. Brown Sugar
1/2c. Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1/4c. Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2c. Cornmeal
2 1/4c. Flour

Cream together the butter, molasses, and sugars until they’re beige colored and fluffy. This should take about 5 minutes on high speed with a hand mixer. I don’t know about all you other blogging folks, but I can’t afford a stand mixer, so my ghetto hand mixer from the 1980’s is my best friend. Once that is creamed, add the eggs and combine completely with the butter mixture. Zest the orange and make sure all those yummy tiny droplets of orange oil get in the bowl! You want as much flavor in this dough as possible. Add the zest, vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa powder next, combining thoroughly before adding anything else. Sift and add the baking soda, cornmeal and flour to the mixture, in 1/2c increments. Once the dough comes together, looking more like a bread dough than a sticky cookie dough, you’re finished. Toss it onto your cutting board and shape it into a log cylinder. Wrap in saran wrap and stick it in the freezer. Now you can make the glaze.

Juice of 1 Orange
1/2c. Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tbsp. Milk

Combine Orange juice, powdered sugar and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Let it bubble at medium heat and after you can smell the sugar caramelizing, add the milk, stirring vigorously. Let it continue to cook at a lower heat for about another 5 minutes. Take it off of the heat and walk away. Hop on your computer and go to locate your favorite tv show and watch it on your computer since you don’t get cable anymore. You’ll probably put it on Project Runway, since you’re extremely jealous of all the people who get to watch it every week and you’ve been working like crazy so you would’ve missed the show anyway. After you finish the episode, or after about 45 minutes, you can drag yourself into the kitchen and pull the dough out of the freezer.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and get a cookie sheet ready. You don’t need to grease it or anything, just have it out and ready. Cut the dough into thirds and wrap two of the thirds up and put ’em in the freezer. Roll the third you still have out into a smaller log and cut it into 1/4 inch slices. Place it evenly on a cookie sheet. Make ’em nice and round so that they look pretty. Cook for about 12 minutes.

When they come out, let them cool about 10 minutes and then dip the cookies in the glaze and the topping. The first third is dipped in Powdered sugar. The second third, cocoa powder and the last third into chopped Macadamia nuts. Dip the top side of the cookie into the glaze and then into the sugar/cocoa/nuts. Place them on a pretty plate and enjoy.

Serve to your hubby and watch him enjoy. I’ll bring them to work tomorrow and hopefully Joe will be a-okay once he tastes these.


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