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Cinnamon Chip Cookies

 Cinnamon Chip Cookies
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
33 ServingsPrep: 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.

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