Cinnamon Chip Cookies Recipe

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Cinnamon Chip Cookies Recipe

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I've had this recipe for more than 40 years but can't recall its origin. Cinnamon, chocolate chips and orange peel pair nicely in these outstanding cookies. —Barbara Ehlers, Florence, Wisconsin
MAKES:
33 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:
33 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • Additional sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, orange peel and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (dough will be very stiff).
Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Roll in egg whites, then in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased and floured baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Chip Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p64

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 139 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • Additional sugar
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, orange peel and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (dough will be very stiff).
  2. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Roll in egg whites, then in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased and floured baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Chip Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p64

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