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Serves About 3 Dozen | Prep Time 30 minutes + cooling | Cook Time 15 minutes per batch

Why I Love This Recipe

Taste Of Home - Ruth Rumple

Fabulous flavors of orange and chocolate

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup finely grated orange peel
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips


In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy

Beat in the egg and vanilla

Gradually add the flour and salt

Mix well

Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes

On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness

Cut with a floured 2 inch cookie cutter or shape into 2 inch x 1 inch rectangles

Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets

Combine the orange peel and the remaining sugar

Sprinkle over the cookies

Bake at 350 for 14-16 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown

Remove to wire racks to cool

Melt the chocolate chips

Decorate the cookies

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