Every family has their traditions especially this time of year. Special dishes cooked, sweets baked are on the top of the everyones list. Tastes and aromas invoked strong memories and for my husband it’s his mom’s Orange Chip Cookies.
So I indulged my honeybun with the cookies that Ruth would bake for Christmas Eve. They remind me of her, earthy and plain on the outside but inside the mix of flavors swirl in your mouth with home and hearth.
Ruth’s Orange Chip Cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbs. orange juice
- 1 Tbs. grated orange rind
- 2 ¾ cups flour
- ½ Tsp. baking powder
- ¼ Tsp. salt
- 1 oz. grated semi-sweet chocolate
Preheat oven @ 350oF
Cream together first 6 ingredients.
Stir in dry ingredients, then chocolate.
Form into rolls 1 ½ inches in diameter, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for a couple of hours till firm. I refrigerated the rolls overnight.
Slice and bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350oF for 10-12 minutes.