Mandarin Orange Marmalade Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 33mins
Recipe by JanetB-KY

A tasty little cookie that comes from the site. I have made this once (today actually lol) and used semi sweet chocolate and added a teaspoon of orange extract....very very good. Prep time includes chilling time for dough.

Top Review by SinginChef

I can't believe this recipe has gone so long without a review! I made it exactly as written PLUS added about 1/8 tsp. orange oil...mainly because the marmalade I had didn't pack enough of a flavor punch for me. The mandarins measured a scant 1/2 cup, for those who also don't have a small can around! Even though I goofed up and forgot to turn the temp down from 350 (I had other cookies baking prior to these) they baked up just fine in about 12 minutes! I delivered them to a fundraiser and promptly went off to buy the ingredients to make another batch! (I even found marmalade made with regular sugar!) A definite addition to the Christmas baking this year! THANK YOU!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F & Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpats.
  2. Whisk together flour and baking powder in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Place butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and blend with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture appears grainy but well-mixed.
  4. Add egg and orange marmalade, beating until smooth; reduce mixer speed to low and add flour mixture and mandarin oranges.
  5. Mix only until combined; do not overmix.
  6. Fold in white chocolate chips; chill mixture for 30 to 60 minutes to firm up.
  7. Drop tablespoons of dough onto prepared cookie sheets, placing cookies 1-1/2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until bottoms just begin to brown.
  9. Let rest on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before using a spatula to move them to racks.
  10. Cool to room temperature and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

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