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Fudge & Orange Cookies

Ingredients

COOKIE:

  • 3/4 cup butter no substitutes, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

TOPPING:

  • 1 7 ounces jar marshmallow creme
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, egg yolks, orange peel and extract. Combine the flour, ginger and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300 degrees F for 21-23 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a saucepan, combine the marshmallow creme, sugar, milk, butter, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat; boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla; stir until chips are melted. Spread over tops of cookies.