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Desserts

Chocolate-Orange Sugar Cookies

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These chocolate-drizzled sugar cookies get their citrusy kick from a single tablespoon of orange zest. That's not a lot—but the flavor is extraordinary!
time
prep:
20 min
total:
2 hr 2 min
servings
total:
30 servings, 2 cookies each

What You Need

2-1/4
cups  flour
1
Tbsp.  orange zest
1/2
tsp.  baking soda
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4
cup  butter, softened
1
cup  granulated sugar
2
tsp.  vanilla
1
pkg.  (4 oz.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Make It

MIX flour, zest and baking soda until blended. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition.

SHAPE into 2 (8-inch) logs; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

HEAT oven to 350°F. Cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray.

BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

MELT chocolate as directed on package. Drizzle over cookies; let stand until firm.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Enjoy a sweet treat like these sugar cookies on occasion - just remember to keep tabs on portions.
White Chocolate-Lemon Sugar Cookies
Prepare as directed, using lemon zest and BAKER'S White Chocolate.
Variation
Omit orange zest. Prepare recipe as directed, sprinkling the cookies with colored sugar before baking as directed.
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