Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Cookie Recipe #95 - Tropical Gardens Cookies
These soft cookies are an orange-flavored sugar cookie with lots of mini chunks of chocolate sprinkled throughout and rolled in sugar for extra sweetness.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel, 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 cups (12-ounce pkg) mini chocolate chips, raw sugar.
Instructions: In large mixing bowl, beat butter, shortening, 1 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add egg and orange peel; blend well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; add alternately with orange juice to butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar (I used raw sugar). Place on ungreased baking sheet; flatten by crisscrossing with tines of fork. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to cooling racks.
Makes about 7 dozen cookies.
"Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook" published by Brimar Publishing, Inc. Montreal, Canada, 1993.