I thought I was getting pretty good at hiding things, but I think Jim might be on to me. I stashed a bag of cookies way back in the junk drawer...everybody has one of those, right? Well, when I went to get my cookies, all I found was an empty bag!
One of Jim’s favorite candies is that chocolate ball formed into the shape of an orange. You whack it and the wedges fall apart. Well, that orange and chocolate combination inspired me to make this treat. I really wanted the cookie to be soft and chewy, so I thought I’d use a brownie mix. I was so happy with the result! Since it has a cream cheese topping, it has to be refrigerated, but it will still keep its soft, chewiness.
This recipe makes 6 dozen cookies, but having sweet tooths in the house, 2 dozen of them got eaten before I even had a chance to top them with the cream cheese. See what I mean? So go ahead and let them do their taste testing. The cream cheese was actually just enough for the leftover 4 dozen.
Makes 6 dozen
1 pkg Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
3 T water
3 T vegetable oil
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
¼ cup orange marmalade
Combine brownie mix with water, egg, and vegetable oil. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto a silicone lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack.
Combine the cream cheese with sugar. Stir until completely blended. Microwave the marmalade just until it is slightly melted. Swirl marmalade into the cream cheese. Do not over mix as you want to see the marmalade. Put cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag. Pipe the cream cheese in a circular motion to create a swirl. Top the cream cheese with a piece of orange rind from the marmalade.
Recipe by Gale