Friday, May 13, 2011

Orange-Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

From "The Cookie Party Cookbook" by Robin L. Olson recieved from a dear friend for my Birthday!
No pictures cause they were so good that they didn't last long enough.

1/2 cup shortening
3 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated orange zest (I just grated a whole orange peel zest)
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper, or spray with oil.
Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl and, using an electric mixer, beat on low speed till smooth and creamy. Add teh vanilla and orange zest and beat well. In a small bowl combine the flour and salt. Add the creamed mixture and beat until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfulls onto cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-15 min or until the edges are just beginning to get brown. Remove from oven, cool and EAT!!!

1 comment:

Virginia Taylors said...

I have been making these cookies for years!!! Slight changes...double the recipe..except the sugar 1/2 cup white and 1/2 cup brown. Also add 2 tea baking powder to the doubled batch and 1/2 cup nuts.
Call them Orange Chocolate Chippers!!!