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Orange-Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time

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

Makes

about 3 dozen

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
Orange-Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 cookies: 386 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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