Orange Cream Mascarpone Cookies

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16 cookies

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About the Recipe

* Icing can be rolled into wax paper or parchment paper in a cone shape with a small tip cut out
and squeezed or you can use a cake decorating piping bag and tip of your choice.

Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Mascarpone Cheese, softened

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon orange zest

3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts

1/3 cup white baking morsels

1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar

1/4 teaspoon orange extract

3 drops red food coloring

4 drops yellow food coloring

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets with butter.

In a medium bowl with a large spoon, stir together 1/2 cup butter, 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese, granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice, and salt until smooth. Mix in egg. Stir in flour till mixed. Fold in nuts and morsels.

Shape into 1 & ¼ inch balls and place on a very large baking sheet, 2 ¼ inches apart. Gently flatten into 1 & ¾  inch circles.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until edges are set and middle is firm. Cool.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon mascarpone,

and confectioner's sugar and stir till mixed. Add orange extract and food colorings and mix

till smooth. Drop or pipe* on top of cool cookies.