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Orange-Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Orange-Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies
I developed this recipe after years of searching for a chocolate chip cookie that would stand out from all others. Orange and cinnamon are tasty additions.
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the eggs, orange peel and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking
  • soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Stir in the chips and walnuts. Cover and chill for 2 hours
  • or until easy to handle.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut
  • with a lightly floured 3-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart
  • on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove

2 of 2

Orange-Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • to wire racks to cool. Yield: About 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 386 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.