Welcome-to-the-Neighborhood Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


about 3-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
"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."
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 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


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugars; beat in egg. Combine flour, orange zest, 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.

Nutrition Facts

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