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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. —Daniel Kaepp, Coldwater, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 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 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 zest 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 to wire racks to cool.
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  • Church chef
    Feb 18, 2013

    Although it doesn't make many they are delicious. The orange peel is a good ingredient. The friend for whom I made them is going to be quite pleased.

  • Joscy
    Nov 27, 2012

    Will certainly be including these cookies as gifts for our friends.

  • sammeze
    Feb 12, 2012

    Love this cookie. Its so fresh with the orange and cinnamon.

  • butterfly7jm
    Feb 6, 2010

    These were delicious!

  • lcronan
    Dec 28, 2009

    Absolutely my favorite cookie to make at Christmastime for the second year in a row!