Chocolate Orange Cookies
Light, almost creamy cookies, kind of like a very soft orange-flavored shortbread, studded with chocolate chips. These aren't pretty to look at, but they are (WARNING!) completely addictive!
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Prep & Mix: 15 minutes
Baking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
1/2 cup shortening (I used butter-flavored)
3 oz. cream cheese (I used neufchatel)
1 tsp grated orange rind
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
5 oz. (about a cup) semisweet or dark chocolate chips
Number of Servings
- 24 cookies
Preheat oven to 350°
Reconstitute dried orange rind, if you aren't using a fresh orange
I froze most of these cookies in the same way I do all my cookies–shape them into cookies and place them on a cookie sheet, put the cookies in the freezer until hard, pull the cookie sheet from the freezer and move all the frozen cookies to a Ziploc bag labeled with the cookie name and cooking directions, and then put the zipped bag into the freezer. Then I can pull out only a couple at a time, bake them as usual, and always have warm, melty, fresh-baked cookies.
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