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{Fancy}Valencia Delights

These cookies combine two of my favorite flavors, chocolate and orange.  The delicate sugar cookie with a hit of orange is made indulgent by dipping it into a chocolate glaze.

Valencia Delights

Cookies:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp grated orange peel

1/3 cup sugar – to roll dough in

Chocolate Glaze
1 cup semi sweet chocolate pieces
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons light corn syrup

Beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until combined. Beat in egg, vanilla, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Mix in the flour and orange peel until well combined.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a round coffee cup or glass, press down on each dough ball to flatten until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick.

Bake at 375 for about 7 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool. While the cookies cool, make the chocolate glaze. Combine the chocolate, butter and corn syrup in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.

Dip the cooled cookies into the chocolate glaze. Place on wax paper and refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. Store covered, at room temperature between pieces of wax paper.

Recipe adapted from Midwest Living.

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