This retro recipe is always in style! I got this in the 70's but it is still delicious and a bit different. A classic chocolate chip cookie with an orange twist.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 2 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
- 2 drops orange food coloring
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Gradually add eggs, vanilla, and orange zest. Mix well. Sift together flour and salt, stir into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips last.
To make the orange frosting: stir together confectioners sugar, 4 tablespoons of butter, orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon of orange zest, salt, and food coloring in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.
Drop cookie dough by teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. While the cookies are still warm, frost with the orange frosting.