Christmas Cookie Favorites Prt 1 | Orange Chocolate Balls | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

I’ve said it before but Simple is sometimes best. This Christmas Cookie recipe is a tried and true favorite and not very hard to do. It has the added benefit of very little cooking (you have to melt the butter) so even very young children can help with this one, and have a grand time at it too.

One note here if your sending cookies to troops in Afghanistan or Iraq; these will probably not travel well to these destinations. Even though the Weather ‘in country’ is cooler, or even cold, the APO system travels through some places that are still above 90 on the tarmacs. I did receive a tin of these from my Mom, Dorothy, when I was stationed in Germany many years ago and they made it there OK.

So gather the munchkins up and get those cookie tins ready, and Do Enjoy!


2 Pkgs (8 ½ oz each) Chocolate Wafers, crushed

1 Cup Confectioners Sugar

1/3 Cup Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice (thawed, undiluted)

¼ Cup Light Corn Syrup

¼ Cup Butter

1 Cup Walnuts (finely chopped)

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until stiff (gooey not really sure how to describe this but you’ll know when it’s right) and consistent. Shape into 1 inch balls and chill.
  2. Roll in Confectioners Sugar just before storing or packaging in gift containers.

Yield 4 Dozen 1inch Balls


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

Wow, sounds very delicious hmr. I'll definitely gives this recipe a try when I get the chance. Thanks a lot buddy, and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas in case I don't see you for a while. :)

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV


Thank you for a delicious sounding recipe that you don't have to bake because I always burn myself. I'm such a clutz!!!!!!!!

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Steve - Long time no see glad you stopped by and Dittos for you and Yours, Merry Christmas and Do Enjoy!

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Tom - Much thanks my dear friend! Give it a go lad! and Do Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Your recipe looks like it is very good and so simple. You seem to have a lot of good recipes and cooking tips which always sound good.

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Pam Thanks so much and Do Enjoy, Merry Christmas!

ivori 6 years ago

Yum! Looks good and easy - my kind of tastie! Thanks for sharing, Hmrjmr1 - as I feel the urge to get out the elastic waste banded and stretchy pants!

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

ivori- yep put those 'skinny' jeans away for the winter and get out the sweat pants. It's gonna be a Merry Christmas Do Enjoy!

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