Recipe By Vickie
Published Jan 24th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 495.4

A friend gave me this recipe at a cookie exchange party in 1981. I won a 2nd place in a cookie contest with this recipe. It’s a GREAT holiday cookie!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ pound butter
  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 ½ pounds milk chocolate, melted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, combine the confectioners sugar, vanilla wafers, walnuts, butter and orange juice. Mix well and shape into 1 inch round balls; allow to dry for 1 hour.
  2. 2 Place chocolate chips in top of double boiler. Stir frequently over medium heat until melted.
  3. 3 Dip balls into melted chocolate and place in decorative paper cups.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 495.4
  • Carbohydrate 66.3 g
  • Cholesterol 22.3 mg
  • Fat 24.2 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 10.7 g
  • Sodium 124.1 mg
  • Sugar 48.8 g


  1. Ok, I just made these, and this is the suggestion I have to appease those cooks who say the mix is too sweet. It started out as my mess up, to which I added too much orange juice, as my can was a 12 oz. can, and it calls for a 6 oz. can. Instead - Read more ...
  2. These were so good! My family loved them. The orange flavoring is just right in them. I made them a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving and they freeze wonderfully. They make alot more than 16 though!!! Please try these; you will not be disapointed!!!
  3. These are very rich and delicious. I solved the chocolate dipping problem by using the kind of chocolate designed for dipping and coating rather than baking chips. Since they're so rich I suggest you roll the cookies small. Definitely more of a candy than a cookie.
  4. Absolutely wonderful! The orange taste is intense and yet natural- not like orange flavoring at all. These got rave reviews and were really simple to make. For all of those who had chocolate-dipping issues: drop the ball into the chocolate lift it out with a fork (but don't stab it!) and gently shake off excess. - Read more ...
  5. To make the chocolate coat easier add a tablespoon or two of vegetable oil to the chocolate mixture. The first year I made these I nearly pulled all of my hair out while trying to coat these. The oil makes it much easier.
  6. These were very good. At first I had a difficult time coating the balls with chocolate. I offer the following suggestions: 1. I used a 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and melted them in a double-boiler. 2. When the chocolate was almost melted, I added 3 Tbsp. of shortening and stirred until it - Read more ...
  7. WOW! These were so delicious. Unlike another reviewer, I thought the orange flavor was very subtle and not overpowering. Here are some things to consider for ensuring the least mess and the most efficient way to cover with chocolate: line a large jelly roll pan with parchment or waxed paper;transfer melted chocolate to a plate - Read more ...
  8. I was disappointed with these too. The orange taste is too strong like cheap candy and they were VERY hard to coat with the chocolate. They're too big for mini-cupcake liners and too small for regular ones so I ended up with a bunch of unattractive chocolate lumps crammed into the smaller liners. I'm a - Read more ...
  9. These were absolutely delicious! I bake anywhere from 15-20 different kinds of cookies every year for Christmas. Not only are they no bake but as mentioned in another review very addictive! I save some of these for myself! If you like the chocolate/orange combination - this is your cookie! They will become part of the - Read more ...

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