Orangen-Schokoplatzchen (Orange-Chocolate Cookies)

Recipe by ILuvRecipes

This German cookie recipe has become a Christmas tradition in our family, but is yummy year round. The combination of orange and chocolate is wonderful!

Top Review by LUv 2 BaKE

These are the best cookies EVER!! The prefect combination of chocolate and orange with a melt in your mouth sugar cookie type texture. The grating of the chocolate, although somewhat time consuming, is worth it since it creates a really pretty flecked look. The slightly orange flavoured sweet glaze that hardens on the cookie adds both visually and taste wise. These are really excellent cookies!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate chocolate.
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar. Add egg and shredded orange peel.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder, and add to creamed mixture along with the grated chocolate.
  4. You may knead the dough together by hand.
  5. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Roll out dough to 5mm thickness, and cut with cookie cutters of desired shape.
  8. Transfer cookies to cookie sheets and bake 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from sheets to a rack to cool.
  10. Sift icing sugar. Stir in enough orange juice to make a glaze.
  11. Glaze the bottom of each cooled cookie.

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