Orange Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies - Days of Christmas Cookies “December 6"

This recipe is must make, after years of searching for a chocolate chip cookie that would stand out from all others I found it! The addition of orange and cinnamon are tasty additions! Let me know if you "Like!"

 

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 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 (12 ounces) 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 peel 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, or any shape you want.
  • 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.

 

Yield: About 3 dozen.

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