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Orange-Chocolate Cookies

No recipe image available.Exquisite orange-scented cream cheese cookies studded with semisweet chocolate chips.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine shortening, softened cream cheese, sugar, and egg; beat until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla, orange extract and grated orange peel; beat well. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl sift flour and salt; fold into creamed mixture, beat until blended. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips until mixed.
  4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown.
  6. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.