Orange-chocolate chippers

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Shortening
6 ounces Cream Cheese; Softened,(2PK)
½ cup Sugar; Granulated
½ cup Brown Sugar; Packed
2 Eggs; Large
2 teaspoons Orange Peel; Grated
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Flour; Unbleached
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
6 ounces Chocolate Chips; Semisweet
½ cup Nuts; Finely Chopped(Option)

Servings: 12

Cream together shortening, cheese, and sugars. Add eggs, peel, and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. If desired sprinkle lightly with nuts or granulated sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F about 10 minutes.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

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