Chocolate Orange Dreams cookies recipe & photo

Chocolate Orange Dreams

Chocolate Orange Dreams

 

ingredients

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 three oz package of cream cheese, softened

2 eggs

2 t grated orange peel

2 t strained fresh orange juice

1/2 t salt

2 c all purpose flour

1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

glaze

1/2 c confectioner’s sugar

2 1/2 t stained fresh orange juice

1 1/2 t orange extract

 

1. Heat oven to 350. Grease baking sheet with shortening. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies.

2. Combine 1 cup shortening, sugar, cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat a medium speed until well mixed.

3. Beat in eggs, orange peel, 2 t orange juice and salt. Add flour gradually at low speed. Mix until well blended.

4. Add chocolate chips.

5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet.

3. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until light brown around edges. Do not overbake.

4. For glaze (prepare while cookies are baking), combine confectioner’s sugar, 2.5 t orange juice & orange extract. Stir until well blended. Brush on cookies immediately upon removing from oven.

5. Cool w minutes on baking sheet, transfer cookies to foil to cool completely.

recipe by my friend Courtney

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