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Dipped Spice Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + standing

Makes

about 3-1/2 dozen

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.
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Ingredients

  • 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 zest
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cookie dough, flour, brown sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger and orange zest until combined. Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into 2-in. logs. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 110 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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