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Easy No Bake Orange Balls


If you're short on time and need a simple, easy and tasty cookie recipe, you might want to try these No Bake Orange Balls.

You can use either freshly baked sugar cookies or store-bought cookies with equal success in this recipe.

Just make sure they are crispy, unfrosted and finely crushed before assembling.

Another option for this orange-flavored cookie is the type of nut you choose to use: either hazelnuts (also known as filberts or cob nuts), almonds or pecans.

Our personal favorite is almonds, but you can't go wrong with using your favorite toasted nut.

You are most likely to find hazelnuts as the nut-of-choice in the favorite confectionery praline, as well as mixed with chocolate in the popular spread, Nutella.

Like many nuts, filberts are excellent sources of protein and unsaturated fat and contain abundant amounts of both vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B6.

Visit our frequently asked cookie questions if you need to brush up on the best way to toast nuts.

No Bake Orange Balls

No Bake Orange Balls

Easy No Bake Orange Balls Recipe

  • 2 cups finely crushed crisp unfrosted sugar cookies (about 8 ounces) (Either freshly baked or store-bought cookies work equally well)
  • 1 cup toasted hazelnuts* (filberts), almonds, or pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup light color corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Orange Edible Glitter

* After toasting hazelnuts (filberts), place the warm nuts in clean kitchen towel and rub the nuts with the towel to remove the loose outer skins before finely chopping.

  1. In a large bowl combine the crushed sugar cookies, nuts, 1 cup powdered sugar, corn syrup, orange liqueur and melted butter.
  2. Stir with wooden spoon until well mixed.
  3. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
  4. In a shallow bowl, stir together remaining 1/3 cup powdered sugar and orange edible glitter.
  5. Roll balls in powdered sugar mixture until evenly coated.
  6. Let stand for 2 hours and then roll cookie balls again in powdered sugar mixture to coat.

This easy cookie recipe makes about 40 No Bake Orange Balls.

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