Valerie Johnson Recipe

Sugar Crusted Meltaway Cookies

By Valerie Johnson ValerieJ


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about 3 dozen cookies
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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.

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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 325 degrees
2
In small bowl combine orange peel and orange juice; set aside.
3
In large bowl cream 1/4 cup sugar, salt, butter, water and vanilla.
4
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.
5
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
6
Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.
7
Strain 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

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26 Comments

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Bea L. BeachChic
Sep 10, 2011
Yes it is!!!
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Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
Sep 10, 2011
Me too Bea!!!! The sweetness, smoothness is NEXT TO NONE!!! (shall we quote the price, lol) Worth every penny!
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Bea L. BeachChic
Sep 10, 2011
Yes, Didi!!!!! I LOVE Grand Marnier.
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Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
Sep 10, 2011
LOL, Bea, maybe I should of grabbed a glass of that instead of wine after my difficulties tonight yes?? LOL I'm really loving this recipe though!! Thank you Valerie!!
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Carol Junkins CarolAJ
Sep 10, 2011
So much for the Holiday and special occasion Valerie, none of us want to wait ~ haha ~ we are all making them ASAP , me included, haha.