Sugar Crusted Meltaway Cookies
|Categories:||Cookies, Quick & Easy|
|Serves:||about 3 dozen cookies|
|1 Tbsp||grated orange peel|
|1/4 c||orange juice|
|1/4 c||granulated sugar|
|3/4 c||butter, softened (or margarine)|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
|1 3/4 c||all purpose flour|
|6 oz pkg||semi-sweet chocolate chips|
|1 c||finely chopped nuts|
|granulated sugar (for rolling cookies)|
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DirectionsHeat oven to 325 degreesIn small bowl combine orange peel and orange juice; set aside.In large bowl cream 1/4 cup sugar, salt, butter, water and vanilla.Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.Strain orange juice mixture. Dip cookies in orange juice; roll in sugar. Allow to dry to form sugar shell.