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[intro]Orange Snowball Cookies uses blood orange juice for a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookies recipe. This Christmas cookie recipe will melt in your mouth. These orange cookies will look beautiful on your Christmas cookie tray![/intro]

 

Orange Snowball Cookies

 

Blood Orange Juice

I love blood orange juice. I think blood oranges are so beautiful. Plus I love the deep wine hue of blood orange juice. 

Blood orange juice is wonderful to make with. I wanted to make orange cookies using the blood orange.

 

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

 

 

Orange Cookies

I participated in an event called Freaky Friday. It is when you get assigned another blogger’s blog to make a recipe from. I was assigned the boys Dan and Scott from Platter Talk. 

I had my work cut out for me to choose a cookie recipe from Platter Talk. Of course, me being a Libra, I had a hard time deciding. I could have done:

In the end, I choose their orange cookies. Not just any orange cookies, but snowball cookies recipe!

 

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

 

Snowball Cookies Recipe

I made the choice to switch the snowball cookies recipe up slightly. Instead of traditional orange juice, I used the blood orange juice instead. By doing that, this snowball cookies recipe got this lovely pinkish hue. These orange cookies looked beautiful!

 

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

 

Christmas Cookie Recipe

When this snowball cookies recipe was rolled in the orange-infused sugar, the flecks of orange in that coating just made for a very pretty Christmas cookie recipe. The snowball cookies looked like little jewels on a Christmas cookie tray!

 

Orange Snowball Cookies pin

 

Orange Snowball Cookies

Trust me, you will simply love these Orange Snowball Cookies. These buttery orange cookies are amazing. Once you start eating this Christmas cookie recipe, you won’t be able to stop!

 

Orange Snowballs from Seduction in the kitchen

 

Orange Snowball Cookies are a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookie. They will melt in your mouth with flavor.

 

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Yield: 24

Orange Snowball Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Orange Snowball Cookies uses blood orange juice for a delightful citrus twist on the traditional snowball cookies recipe. This Christmas cookie recipe will melt in your mouth. These orange cookies will look beautiful on your Christmas cookie tray!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 °F.
  2. Using bowl mixer, combine butter and powdered sugar until creamed together.
  3. Next, add 1 tablespoon of orange peel, reserving the remaining.
  4. Mix in orange juice, then gradually add flour and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Roll dough into small (golf ball size) rounds and place on non-greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm.
  7. While cookies are baking, combine granulated sugar and remaining orange peel, place in small food processor and incorporate fully. If you don't have a food processor, mix the two together in a small bowl.
  8. When the cookies are finished baking, allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. While cookies are still warm, roll them in the sugar and orange peel mixture.

Notes

If sugar coating does not adhere to cookies, created a sweet glue by mixing about a half cup of powdered sugar with a tablespoon or so of fresh orange juice. Roll the warm cookies in this bath and then coat with the sugar and orange peel mixture. You may have to press the sugar into the cookies, but don't give up as these are delicious!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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Olivia

Friday 6th of April 2018

These cookies are to die for!! I love blood orange!

Michele @ Bacon Fatte

Sunday 10th of December 2017

Love the idea of these citrus cookies, Dee... Something fun and different to add to our baking list this season! Yum!

Deanna

Thursday 14th of December 2017

They are so yummy, citrus melt in your mouth yumminess :)

Michaela Kenkel

Friday 8th of December 2017

These sound delicious in every way!! I love orange anything!!

Deanna

Friday 8th of December 2017

Thank you!!!

Madi

Monday 4th of December 2017

These look so tasty Deanna! I love the idea of orange cookies!

Deanna

Tuesday 5th of December 2017

Orange is my fave!! Thank you!!

Michelle

Monday 4th of December 2017

Platter Talk always has great recipes! I love how you changed them up too! They look absolutely scrumptious!

Deanna

Tuesday 5th of December 2017

Thank you!! They do have amazing recipes!