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Cream Cheese Chocolate Orange Drops

Updated on September 18, 2014

Making Cream Cheese Chocolate Orange Drops

An unusual variation on the standard chocolate chip, these cream cheese chocolate orange drop cookies take almost no time to make. This is a delicious and easy to make cookie.

My grandkids love these and I can't seem to make them fast enough for little hands grabbing a bite as they come out of the oven.This cream cheese chocolate orange drop cookie batter freezes well. So you can double your recipe and freeze some for baking later.

The secret ingredient in this recipe is the cream cheese. The soft, creamy texture of the cream cheese blends easily with other ingredients. The mild, slightly acidic flavor of cream cheese lends itself to a wide variety of uses.

Cream cheese is available in the dairy counter of the grocery store. It should be white with no yellowing. It is delicious served alone but is a delicious addition to other foods, such as these cream cheese chocolate orange drop cookies.

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Cream Cheese Chocolate Orange Drops

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sweet butter, softened

3-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon grated orange rind

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

l/2 teaspoon salt

6-ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make sure that the cookie sheets are well greased.Cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar, orange rind, and vanilla extract. Mix flour and salt; beat into butter mixture. Next, stir in the pieces of chocolate.Drop by rounded teaspoons 1 1/2 inches apart onto prepared sheets.Bake10 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned.


Basic Cream Cheese Facts

Two tablespoons of cream cheese supplies 105 calories. Since it is made from cream, it provides many of the milk nutrients such as protein, calcium, phosphorus, the B vitamin riboflavin, and vitamin A.

However, cream cheese is most often eaten in small quantities; thus, only small amounts of these nutrients are present.Delicious served alone or with fresh fruit, cream cheese is excellent for use in dips, frostings, spreads, salads, salad dressings, and sauces.

Also important to baked products, it is used in cakes, cookies, breads, pies, and refrigerated desserts. When blending with other ingredients, cream cheese is more easily combined if allowed to soften first at room temperature.

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