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Mango Fudge Refrigerator Ribbon Cookies

I’ve always thought that a ribbon cookie is especially nice. Although it’s a single cookie, it really seems like two or three different cookies because of its lovely layers of flavor. These refrigerated ribbon cookies have a rich chocolate layer balanced by a bright orange-mango layer—a very special combination. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried mango
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Divide dough in half. Mix melted chocolate into 1 half; stir in miniature chips. Mix mango, pistachios and orange zest into remaining half of dough.
  • Line an 8x4-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap, letting ends extend over sides. Press half of the chocolate dough onto bottom of pan; top with half of the mango dough. Repeat layers.
  • Lifting with plastic, remove dough from pan; fold plastic over dough to wrap completely. Refrigerate dough in pan until firm, 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/2-in.-thick slices; cut each slice crosswise into thirds. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until edges are light brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 104 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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