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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

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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