about 3 dozen cookies
Valerie's StoryThis 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.
grated orange peel
butter, softened (or margarine)
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
6 oz pkg
semi-sweet chocolate chips
finely chopped nuts
granulated sugar (for rolling cookies)
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.