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Dipped Spice Cookies

 Dipped Spice Cookies
A hint of orange and a sprinkling of spices lend old-fashioned goodness to these delightful treats. The logs are dipped in melted chocolate and sprinkled with nuts for a special look.
21 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing


  • 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, beat the cookie dough, flour, brown sugar, orange
  • juice, cinnamon, ginger and orange peel until combined. Shape
  • teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-in. logs. Place 2 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir
  • until smooth. Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate,
  • allowing excess to drip off; sprinkle with walnuts. Place on waxed
  • paper; let stand until set. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 110 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.