Orange-scented cream cheese cookies lacedwith semisweet chocolate chips.
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a medium mixing bowl combine shortening,softened cream cheese, sugar, and egg; beat until smooth andcreamy. Add vanilla, orange extract and grated orange peel; beatwell. Set aside.
In another mixing bowl sift flour andsalt; fold into creamed mixture, beat until blended. Stir insemisweet chocolate chips until mixed.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2-inchesapart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edgesare just beginning to brown.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack and letcool.
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Makes 48 cookies.
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