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White Chocolate Orange Tassies Recipe

Claudia has been writing recipes online for many years. She enjoys coming up with unique and tasty dishes, especially sweet treats.

White chocolate orange tassies or cookie cups.  The perfect addition to any cookie tray or special occasion.

White chocolate orange tassies or cookie cups. The perfect addition to any cookie tray or special occasion.

What Is a Tassie?

In baking lingo, a tassie is the term for a small cup-shaped cookie with filling. They can also be called cookie cups.

The Word "Tassie" Is a Lot Like the Word "Cup" in Some Languages

LanguageWord for "cup"

French

Tasse

German

Tasse

Spanish

Taza

Italian

Tazza

As someone who enjoys baking cookies to give to people as gifts, I am always trying to come up with new ideas that have a little bit of a twist. I think this cookie recipe is just that.

White chocolate orange tassies, or cookie cups, are the perfect addition to a cookie tray at the holidays, a fancy decorative contribution to a wedding cookie table, or just about any other event.

They combine the buttery crunch of a sugar cookie base with a creamy white chocolate and tangy orange filling that is finished off with more white chocolate on top. How can they not be good?

During the holidays I have always made cookie trays for friends and family. I make a variety of about 9 different items including a tassie of some sort. This is now my go-to tassie for my cookie trays and it has been a hit. I've also brought them to a wedding shower where they were a great addition to the dessert table since the bride's colors were orange and white!

Whatever occasion you decide to make these white chocolate orange tassies for, you and your guests won't be disappointed.

White chocolate orange tassies recipe.

White chocolate orange tassies recipe.

White Chocolate Orange Tassies Recipe

This recipe is a bit more labor intensive than some other cookies, but the presentation is beautiful.

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Cook time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

15 min

45 min

48 cookie cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees.
  2. Prepare mini muffin tins by spraying them with cooking spray.
  3. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar. Then add flour and about half of the orange zest. Combine until a crumbly dough forms.
  4. Roll dough into 1" balls and put into the mini muffin tray.
  5. Using your fingers or a kitchen tool, form a cup with the dough ball by pressing the dough down and up the sides. Try and get as large a cup as you can.
  6. Put 4 white chocolate chips in the bottom of each cup. Set aside the tray while you prepare the filling.
  7. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, sweetened condensed milk, orange extract and the remaining orange zest until mixed. Spoon some of this mixture into each cookie cup, fill about 3/4 of the cup.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown and centers are puffed up.
  9. Remove from the oven, place the baking tray on a cooling rack and then carefully run a sharp knife around the edge. Careful here, they are still really hot from the oven! While the cookie is still hot, add 8 white chocolate chips on the top of each one. Don't worry, the chocolate chips won't fall off the cookies after they are cooled. They retain their shape, but melt together and onto the cookies.
  10. Cool completely before removing from the baking trays. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  11. Serve at room temperature for the best flavor.

Note: I'm providing the nutritional information for you, but seriously, these are cookies so who is really counting their calories when they eat one!

Ingredients

All the ingredients you'll need to make these delicious cookies.

All the ingredients you'll need to make these delicious cookies.

Step 1: Make the Cookie Dough

Make the cookie dough by combining butter, sugar, flour and orange zest.  When it looks like this in the mixer it's ready to use.

Make the cookie dough by combining butter, sugar, flour and orange zest. When it looks like this in the mixer it's ready to use.

Step 2: Form the Cookie Dough Balls

Form 1" balls with the cookie dough and place into the prepared baking tray.

Form 1" balls with the cookie dough and place into the prepared baking tray.

Step 3: Form the Cookie Cups

Shape the dough into cookie cups, making sure to get the dough up the sides of the tray.

Shape the dough into cookie cups, making sure to get the dough up the sides of the tray.

Step 4: Add White Chocolate Chips

Add 4 white chocolate chips to each cookie cup.

Add 4 white chocolate chips to each cookie cup.

Step 5: Add the Filling

Add the filling to the cookie cups.  Each cup should be about 3/4 full.

Add the filling to the cookie cups. Each cup should be about 3/4 full.

Step 6: Bake the Cookies

After baking the cookies and while still hot from the oven, run a knife around each cookie and then top each cookie with 8 chocolate chips.  Set aside to cool completely before removing from the baking tray.

After baking the cookies and while still hot from the oven, run a knife around each cookie and then top each cookie with 8 chocolate chips. Set aside to cool completely before removing from the baking tray.

If You Don't Like the Flavor of Oranges, Why Not Try...

The same measurements apply to all flavor options.

Lemon

Lime

As someone who's baked A LOT of cookies in my life, this white chocolate orange tassie, or cookie cup, is definitely one of my favorites. It's a unique treat that looks and, more importantly, tastes like a million bucks!

So pour yourself a lovely cup of tea or coffee, grab a couple of these cookies and enjoy!

White Chocolate Orange Tassies or Cookie Cups

You can't go wrong with these white chocolate orange tassies or cookie cups.  They are absolutely delicious!

You can't go wrong with these white chocolate orange tassies or cookie cups. They are absolutely delicious!

© 2014 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 17, 2015:

No worries, Glimmer. I hope you have nice summer weather. You're welcome.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on June 17, 2015:

Apologies that it has taken so long since I responded. I've been out and about enjoying the summer. These are really good so you won't be disappointed if you make them. Thanks for stopping by and reading.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 14, 2015:

Glimmer, this looks delicious enough to eat after you make them. Thanks for this recipe. Voted up!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on March 18, 2015:

Thank you Vellur. I'm glad you liked the hub and the photos. This was a fun one to write.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 13, 2015:

Delicious! Great recipe, thank you for sharing. The instructions are very easy to follow and the photos make it all the more easy. Great hub.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on February 26, 2015:

Rajan - So glad you enjoyed this recipe. It might make a good accompaniment to all of the delicious ones you have been posting lately. Thanks for stopping by.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on February 26, 2015:

Hi Suzanne - Thanks so much for your kind comments. Hope you give the recipe a try. It really is good and a little bit different type of treat.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 18, 2015:

These tassies look so inviting I just need to try them. Your pictures are awesome and explanation just perfect.

Thanks.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on February 17, 2015:

These cookies look delicious and I love your presentation of the recipe. Might have to give it a go! Voted awesome ;)

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 18, 2015:

Thanks for letting me know Marilyn. I'm glad you enjoyed them and saved some for a later snack!

Marilyn from Nevada on January 17, 2015:

Just a quick note to say I tried the recipe and they turned out fantastic, and I froze some for future use. My husband is diabetic, and has to stay away from sugar, so I made some replacing that part with splenda powder and he liked them!

The Examiner-1 on January 16, 2015:

Okay. It may not be immediately but I will let you know how they turn out.

Kevin

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 16, 2015:

Hi aviannovice - Hope you give this recipe a try. I'm always curious if the flour substitutes work in my recipes. If you do try it I'd love to know how they turn out. Thanks for reading and commenting!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 16, 2015:

Much appreciated vespawoolf! It was a nice surprise to win this the other day. Thanks for coming back to say hi!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 16, 2015:

Thanks so much Kevin! I appreciate all of the support and nice comments. I think these would be really good with dark chocolate. If you make them I'd love to hear how they turn out.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on January 16, 2015:

This is definitely a winner--I can substitute the flour for gluten free.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on January 15, 2015:

I wanted to come back and take another peek at this recipe while congratulating you on a well-deserved HOTD!

The Examiner-1 on January 14, 2015:

Those looked delicious Glimmer. I think that I will try them but I may make a small difference. I used to love white chocolate until I heard and read how healthy dark chocolate is for you. So I think that I will use dark chocolate chips instead. I voted this up++, shared and pinned it.

Kevin

Mimakshi on January 13, 2015:

Thanks for replying back will try and if I succeed will get back to u. Will surely try with eggs. Thanks for the recipe

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 12, 2015:

Hi Minakshi - I hope you can find a substitute for the eggs, I'm not really sure about that one, but I'm guessing that there may be some substitute. Good luck and I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 12, 2015:

Hi Marilyn - It is definitely hard not to be tempted by sweets. It's even harder when one writes about them like I do. My family likes it when I do recipes like this one! Hope you give them a try and enjoy them. You can always freeze some of them and take them out in small batches when you want to have something sweet. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I really appreciate it.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 12, 2015:

Thanks so much oceansandsunsets. They are a nice combo and I do love the orange chocolate combo, a lot. It's also not a combo that one sees every day so that makes the cookies a little special. Have a nice day.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 12, 2015:

Hi Pooie Koo - I hope the cookies turned out nicely. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

Marilyn from Nevada on January 12, 2015:

It is understandable that you would be tempted to eat the cookies as you went along. They look so yummy! I love the recipe.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 11, 2015:

Hi Elsie - Thank you for your nice comments. This was a hard recipe to take pictures of because I wanted to keep eating the cookies and I needed some for the photos! They went pretty quickly after the photos were taken.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 11, 2015:

Thank you anglwu - I do hope you give these a try next time you bake something. I think you'll enjoy them.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 11, 2015:

I really appreciate all of your shares Bobbi! Thanks! You are so right, these are nice for all sorts of occasions. A nice fancy cookie for a special occasion. Thanks again for your support.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 11, 2015:

Thank you so much Allison Loker - It is a nice combination and the white chocolate is so rich that the orange helps cut that a bit. They are decadent though . I appreciate you stopping by.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 11, 2015:

Wow - RTalloni - That sounds like a lot of work to make the substitutes but these are worth it. I'll be curious to know how they turn out. Thanks for coming back by and your kind comments.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 11, 2015:

Hi findyourfashion - I think you could use dark chocolate chips instead of white ones. It would be a different flavor, but I love that combo of orange and semisweet chocolate. Thanks for reading and commenting. Enjoy the cookies.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 11, 2015:

Thanks so much Au Fait - I appreciate it and was so surprised when I got the HOTD!

Minakshi on January 10, 2015:

This seems really good will give it a try is there anything one can substitute egg for the filling to make it vegan. Thanks will definitely give it a try, I love orange zest.

Marilyn from Nevada on January 10, 2015:

Oh my, I guess it is ok to indulge once in a while. I usually do not eat any sweets at all, but I found that there are alternatives to sugar that will work as well. This is a great recipe, and mouth watering! I love the easy steps to follow to achieve a great consistency and taste! Great information!

Paula from The Midwest, USA on January 10, 2015:

White chocolate orange tassies sound so interesting, at first. Upon reading this, they sound like they would be so good! I love things with citrus, and chocolate and orange as a combo have been around a while, but this white chocolate idea is one I have to try. I think they look amazing. Thank you for sharing this!

Pooie Koo on January 10, 2015:

It looks fantastic, must try to do it tonight! Really appreciate your share!

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on January 10, 2015:

Very interesting recipe, I can taste them before I even cook them, thanks for the recipe and helpful pictures, just follow them and there's no mistake.

Congratulations for the HOTD.

anglnwu on January 10, 2015:

Looks so delicious, I've got to try making them. Congrats on HOTD.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Hi tillsontitan - Thanks so much for your kind comments and all of your support. I hope lots of folks make these and enjoy them as much as my family does. One thing that is really nice about these tassies is that they are refreshing any time of year and they aren't too heavy a cookie.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Aw shucks Bill, thanks so much for all of your support and encouragement. It really means a lot and thanks for coming back to say congrats.

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on January 10, 2015:

Hi Glimmer Twin Fan,

Your recipe looks so delicious---I swear I just added another pound just looking. These would be handy for many events---family and social.

I liked the way you showed us step-by-step instructions--it is an easy recipe to follow.

Thanks,

Bobbi Purvis

I am sharing with Twitter and Pinterest on my re-pin board.

Allison Loker from Brooklyn on January 10, 2015:

These look fantastic! I rarely bake with citrus and the combination of orange and the richness of white chocolate must balance each other out splendidly!

Thank you so much for sharing and congrats on HOTD!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Hi Mary - Many thanks for all of your support and kind words. You won't be disappointed with this cookies when you bake them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

RTalloni on January 10, 2015:

Just back to say congrats on Hub of the Day for this neat hub! Am planning to use real goat milk, something like cajeta (not one of the milk substitutions like oat or almond milk), to make the butter and condensed milk. Don't do that often (time and having goat milk on hand)... Anyway, I'm looking forward to trying it.

Cristel Mare from Philadelphia on January 10, 2015:

They are looking amazing. I will need to to try them. Do you think i can use black chocolate instead of white chocolate?

Don't like white chocolate so i will have to take an other.

C E Clark from North Texas on January 10, 2015:

These do look yummy! Congratulations on HOTD!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

FlourishAnyway - Thank you so much for your kind comments! I really appreciate them and hope you give this recipe a try. It's yummy and it was such a nice surprise to win this award today.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Hi Arachnea - You probably could swap our dried cranberries for the chocolate, but the centers would not be as creamy. It would definitely give it a nice fruity zing and the combo of orange and cranberries is really good. Thanks so much the support!

Mary Craig from New York on January 10, 2015:

I had to come back to say Congrats on HOTD!

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on January 10, 2015:

Looks like I popped in earlier and didn't post my comment. Ha! Anyway, shared. Also, these look delish. I wonder if it's possible to swap out the white chocolate for "craisins" instead. Great hub.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

You really have to try a tassie/cookie cup colorful one. They are delicious and a bit extra than just one cookie. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Hi katiedejuan - So glad you enjoyed the recipe and hope you'll give it a try. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a nice day!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

I really appreciate it heidithorne. Your comment means a lot to me. It was such a lovely surprise to get the HOTD today. Thanks and have a great rest of your weekend.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Thanks so much allamazingstuff! I really appreciate it.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Hi chin chin - I'm glad you'll be adding to your list of home baked goodies. I like to make things for people too and this one is unique and delicious. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Many thanks pstraubie - And thanks for the shares and support! I hope angels are on their way to you too.

Mary Craig from New York on January 10, 2015:

Glimmer it's easy to see why these are such a success! They look scrumptious and the ingredients say they are. What a great dessert. I have a feeling there's gonna be a lot of white chocolate orange tassies being made.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 10, 2015:

Hooray! A good writer won HOTD! My faith is renewed. :)

Mary Hyatt from Florida on January 10, 2015:

I make lots of cookies year round, and I will certainly add this recipe to my file. Congrats on HOTD. You did a great job with your presentation, photos, etc.

I voted Up, etc.etc. and will share.

FlourishAnyway from USA on January 10, 2015:

Congratulations on HOTD. This was such a well done recipe hub, as all your hubs are. Have a terrific weekend!

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on January 10, 2015:

These look marvelous. I wonder if it's possible to substitute dried cranberries (craisins) for the white chocolate.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on January 10, 2015:

These tassies look as yummy as can be. I do not believe I have ever had a cookie cup, but I would love to try one.

Katia De Juan from Inverness, UK on January 10, 2015:

They look delicious and very easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Can't wait to try it! ^_^

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on January 10, 2015:

A well deserved Hub of the Day! Congrats! Your hubs are always useful and have great photos. Happy Weekend!

allamazingstuff on January 10, 2015:

wow! I really can't wait to try them!

Chin chin from Philippines on January 10, 2015:

These tassies surely are a great addition to home-baked goodies that I could prepare as food gifts. Looks really yummy, especially with the chocolates.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on January 10, 2015:

You have outdone yourself with this one, Glimmer.

Yum, yum....I will be giving these a try very soon.

Pinned g+ tweet voted up up and away and Congrats on HOTD

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Many thanks Sally - I really appreciate all of your support. These are definitely worth baking. I think they'd be nice for an Easter table as well, nice and pastel. Have a lovely weekend and thanks again.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Hi my Success8 - I hope you give this recipe a try. It's really worth it. Thanks so much for your kind comments about the recipe as well as my photos. I appreciate it very much.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 10, 2015:

Hello again DaphneDL and thanks for stopping by. These are one of my favorite holiday treats to make and a little different than some other goodies that folks make. Have a nice weekend.

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on January 10, 2015:

Another well deserved HOTD - congratulations, this is a gorgeous looking hub and those cakes look good enough to eat, definitely something worth baking.

mySuccess8 on January 10, 2015:

Very clear directions for making this really delicious-looking tassies, being supported very well by your many amazing and clear photos. I would love to try this. Congrats on Hub of the Day!

Daphne D. Lewis from Saint Albans, West Virginia on January 09, 2015:

These look and sound delicious! I look forward to trying the recipe.

Marina from Clarksville TN on January 02, 2015:

Happy New Year 2015 to you too Glimmer Twin Fan!!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 02, 2015:

starstream - So glad you stopped by to check out the recipe. I think you'll enjoy it. Happy New Year to you.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 02, 2015:

Hi BlossomSB - That is one of the things I like most about this recipe, it's a little different. People really like this one and I have heard that comment before. Thanks so much for reading and your kind comments.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 02, 2015:

I'm happy you'll be giving them a try KoffeeKlatchGals - Happy New Year to you!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 02, 2015:

Happy New Year RTalloni - I'm not sure how you could adjust for your allergies...do they make non-milk condensed milk? I hope that the right substitutes are available because these are good. Good luck and thanks for reading and commenting!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 02, 2015:

vespa - You definitely have to try a tassie recipe. They are usually made with pecans, but can be made with anything. Give this one a try and I hope you like them. Happy New Year!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 02, 2015:

HI rls8994 - So glad you like this recipe. It's a good one and we just finished off our Christmas batch. Hope you make some soon and thanks so much for stopping by and reading.

Dreamer at heart from Northern California on December 31, 2014:

These cookies look beautiful and tasty. I have never seen a cookie recipe like this one. Certainly I'll make it soon. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 31, 2014:

Many thanks for the share and pin Rebecca! Happy New Year to you and I hope you try this recipe soon.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on December 31, 2014:

That looks like a very interesting and useful recipe, and I'm sure it tastes great. thanks for sharing.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 31, 2014:

Thanks peachpurple. Hope you figure out how to get that tray in the oven and enjoy the cookies. Happy New Year to you.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on December 31, 2014:

These cookies sound absolutely delicious. I most definitely will be trying your recipe.

RTalloni on December 31, 2014:

Oooohhh, oooohhh! Orange and chocolate together are irresistible. Though I'll have to make some adjustments due to cow milk allergy I believe it will work out fine and now I have something different to serve up. Thanks for an educational and interesting recipe hub. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 31, 2014:

Hi randomcreative - I'm happy that you liked the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 31, 2014:

Happy New Year to you and your family Bill and thanks for reading. Glad you learned something new LOL! Now surprise your family by making them some.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 31, 2014:

Thank you travmaj and Happy New Year to you.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on December 31, 2014:

I´ve never made tassies, but the combination of white chocolate and orange sounds hard to beat! They don´t sound hard to make, either. I´ll have to see if I can find some orange flavoring next time we go downtown. Thanks so much for sharing your favorite cookie recipe!

rls8994 from Mississippi on December 31, 2014:

Oh my, white chocolate and condensed milk....it has got to be devine! :) Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe :)

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 31, 2014:

Hi Marina7 - I appreciate you stopping by and reading. Happy New Year!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 31, 2014:

Thanks so much Eddy and Happy New Year to you!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 31, 2014:

Gosh, I agree. How cold they not be good. White chocolate and orange sounds like a delicious combination. Pinned to my Holiday foods board and shared.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 31, 2014:

I musttry making this tassie, had to figure out how to put muffin tray into oven

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 30, 2014:

Super cute and so easy! Thanks for sharing.

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on December 30, 2014:

Glimmer, these look absolutely yummy. I learned something new today, I had no idea what a tassie was. Another great recipe. Happy New Year.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 30, 2014:

Thanks so much breakfastpop and Happy New Year to you as well. Hope I still see your commentary on current events in the new year!

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 30, 2014:

Hi Kourtney - I absolutely love lime, nice for the summer. And you are right, it's not too difficult, just a little more labor intensive than some other cookies. Thanks for reading and Happy New Year to you.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on December 29, 2014:

Thanks for all of the nice comments teaches! I appreciate it. I still love your candied orange peel hub and did make it. It was great. Glad you liked this recipe and hope you get a chance to make it soon.

travmaj from australia on December 29, 2014:

Looks good, no doubt tastes good, thank you for this. All best wishes for 2015.