Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Baking: Chocolate Orange Stripe Cookies

Chocolate Orange Stripe Cookies

This is my favorite cookie. Why? It has every flavor in one cookie. Chocolate, chocolate chip, orange, black walnuts, all wrapped in a sugary butter cookie. YUM!

I found this recipe in a book that Gold Medal flour put out years ago. You never know how those recipes will be until you try them, but this is a winner!

Chocolate Orange Striped Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 egg
2 1/4 cups "Gold Medal" all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Beat butter , sugar, vanilla, and egg in an electric mixer on medium, until completely blended. Add flour and salt
Divide dough into 3 parts. Mix melted chocolate and nuts into 1 part. Mix orange zest into another part. Mix chocolate chips into another part.
Line a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with plastic wrap.
Spread orange dough evenly in the pan, then the chocolate, then the chocolate chip dough.
Cover dough and refrigerate for 2 hours.
When you're ready to bake, heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut dough lengthwise in half. Cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.
Place 1 inch apart on parchment or Silpat lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Cook on rack.
The dough is yummy too!

The dough doesn't spread too much.

Cool on a rack right away!


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