Chocolate Chip Shells

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 30 madeleines

Description

This Chocolate Chip Shells recipe was the Grand Prize Winner of the Nestlé Toll House "Share the Very Best" recipe contest. This dessert was created by Ronda Smith of Verona, NJ. The elegant shell-shaped tea cake delivers the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie, but with a much lighter texture and a refreshing hint of orange.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur (such as Cointreau) or 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Generously grease and flour madeleine baking pan(s).

COMBINE flour and 1 cup morsels in medium bowl. Beat eggs, granulated sugar, orange liqueur, vanilla extract and orange peel in large mixer bowl until light in color. Fold flour mixture and butter alternately into egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoon into each prepared mold.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan(s) for 1 minute. With tip of knife, release onto wire racks to cool completely. Wash, grease and flour pan(s). Repeat with remaining batter.

SPRINKLE madeleines very lightly with powdered sugar. Microwave remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH (100%) for 30 seconds; knead bag to mix. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut a small hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over madeleines. Allow chocolate to cool and set before serving.

Tea Time Favorite

by V. Vicky , MASSILLON, OH on Aug. 2009

I love these. They are perfect when serving tea to friends. Bet you can't eat just one.

Out of this World

by N. Nancy , GREAT BARRINGTON, MA on Oct. 2006

I saw this recipe a while ago and finally got around to trying it for my Daughter's birthday. The kids LOVED them. I tried Raspberry Extract with the 2nd batch, but we preferred the taste of the orange. My father couldn't stop eating them!

What a Crowd pleaser

by A. Amy , BUFFALO, NY on May. 2006

Made a double batch of these delicious cookies for the baked goods tent at a local church rumage sale. They were sold out in just under 2 hours. With several demands for the recipe.

beautiful

by S. Sarah , FAYETTEVILLE, GA on Sep. 2005

Very elegant for a lady's lunch or tea and they taste delightful.

chocolate chip shells

by Y. Yvette , Massapequa, NY on Aug. 2005

Guests couldn't believe they were homemade. They truly loved them.

Impressive Dessert!

by B. Barbara , MISSION VIEJO, CA on Mar. 2005

These are not that hard to make and they really look and taste good. They are an impressive dessert!

The kids love it

by T. Tracy , LINCOLN, ME on Mar. 2005

We made the chocolate chip shells for the kids at cherch. they all loved them we will make them easter for all of us

Chocolate chip Shells

by l. linda , TIJERAS, NM on Mar. 2005

The dough is a bit of a challenge but well worth it! Very light and yummy and left my family asking for more! Will do this recipe again soon!

very sophisticated

by R. Rosemary , WEIRTON, WV on Mar. 2005

this is better then any one could ever ask for.the complemented flavors together.a very satisfing ,exotic look. definitely a premium dessert.

chocolate chip shells

by d. donna , MONTOUR FALLS, NY on Mar. 2005

I REALLY ENJOYED MAKING THESE. THEY ARE VERY GOOD. I HAD BOUGHT ORANGE EXTRACT BEFORE FOR ANOTHER RECIPE, IT WAS NICE TO USE IT AGAIN. ENJOY THESE TASTY DELIGHTFUL TREATS.