Welcome-to-the-Neighborhood Cookies Recipe

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"I always share a batch of these cookies with new neighbors," says Susan Bice at Edwards Air Force Base in California. "They're easy to make but taste like I really fussed."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1 package (12 ounces) white baking chips

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 255 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugars; beat in egg. Combine flour, orange peel, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cloves; add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Welcome-to-the-Neighborhood Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p54

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firstpsalm User ID: 3012838 28042
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"These are so yummy! I made them for my brother's graduation party and so many people asked for the recipe."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 35266
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"Great recipe. I have made them many times."

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