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Orange, Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are anything like me, then most of the cookies you made for the holidays have already been eaten by your family and you are now wondering what you will offer your guests.  Time to whip up another batch of cookies!  I honestly  need to hide these orange, cranberry and chocolate chip cookies from my husband or he will eat them all in one day.  The hint of orange is subtle, but works perfectly with the cranberries and chocolate.  They are a great addition to any cookie platter.

Orange, Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2-3 tsp orange zest
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes or until well combined.  Next beat in egg and orange zest.  Slowly add the flour mixture until fully incorporated.  Finally, add the chocolate chips and cranberries.

Drop the dough onto a cookie sheet into tablespoon sized balls.  Bake for 9 – 12 minutes.

Don’t forget to save some for your guests!


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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

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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