Sugar Crusted Meltaway Cookies

Valerie Johnson

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@ValerieJ

This is my favorite holiday/special occasion cookie and it is DELISH! Everyone with whom I've shared these cookies loves them.

My personal variation to this recipe is to add 1 tablespoon of orange liqueur or triple sec to the orange juice. I also use mini-chocolate chips.

This recipe comes from the Pillsbury Bake-off Cookbook (1984), 31st Bake-Off contest.


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Serves:
about 3 dozen cookies
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
grated orange peel
1/4 c
orange juice
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
3/4 c
butter, softened (or margarine)
1 Tbsp
water
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)

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 325 degrees

2In small bowl combine orange peel and orange juice; set aside.

3In large bowl cream 1/4 cup sugar, salt, butter, water and vanilla.

4Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.

5Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

6Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.

7Strain orange juice mixture. Dip cookies in orange juice; roll in sugar. Allow to dry to form sugar shell.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy