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.

Orange Chip Cookies

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.



About Lizette Strait

Lizette Strait lives in Upstate New York with her husband, Alan, and 3 cats, Simon, Natasha, and Buffy Mae. An avid writer for years, she is a freelance writer, blogger, and a published author. Lizette is the author of the children's chapter book, Pink Sneakers series and also writes Adult Sci-fi fantasy with a twist as JK Candlen. As a co-founder of Chicken Scratch, an online writing salon and a partner in 518 Publishing company, Lizette encourages writers to follow their dream of seeing their words in print. Every Sunday night you can find her at Denny's writing with her NaNoWriMo group. It is where she enjoys a cup of coffee, a hot fudge sundae and getting the words down. Follow her writing rants www.lizettestrait.com

One response »

  1. veganrose says:

    These look delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe…

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