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Orange Cream Chips Recipe

Orange Cream Chips                  

2 1/4 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. vegetable shortening
1 c. sugar
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp. orange juice
1 tsp. orange rind, grated
1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet
chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Sift flour and salt into wax paper. Beat shortening, sugar and cream cheese. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Add juice and rind. Blend in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated 350 degrees oven for 12 minutes. Cool on racks. Spread tops with icing. Garnish with thin strip of orange rind, if desired.

Icing for Orange Cream Chips:
2 c. confectioners sugar, sifted
3 oz. softened cream cheese
1 tsp. orange juice
1 tsp. orange rind

Gradually beat sugar into softened cream cheese until well blended. Stir in orange juice and rind. Spread tops of cookies with icing.

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