Before I share the recipe for this cookies I want very fast to talk about a couple of things that are somehow related with this blog. First I finally got a DSLR camera for my food pictures. I am so excited because I got a great deal on ebay. A Canon EOS D60 6MP Digital Camera for only $156.00! It pays off to spend countless hours watching and hunting down deals on ebay, doesn’t it? Of course, the camera is not new and it didn’t come with a manual, lens or software, but that’s what the internet is for, right? I am a very happy cook and amateur photographer right now. I have spent a lot of time learning its functions and taking pictures of every item and cat in my house. LOL. I’ll always love film photography, but digital is so dang nice
In another topic, I have been a very bad blogger lately. Ever since I decided to try to make a living out of blogging it seems like the day doesn’t have enough hours to do everything I have planned. This is maybe because I am very disorganized and the days are so short! I have a lot of awards that I have received that need to be put up. I have been lazy in visiting my friend’s blogs and I haven’t kept up with the forum. So here I am announcing that the event I love baking has been closed. I didn’t have the time to promote it and it just fell in the pit of oblivion, besides I didn’t hear back from the sponsors, what a shame Maybe it will come back sometime, when I get my life in order! Does anyone want to work as my assistance? I’ll pay you with food and cookies
Now to the recipe. A bunch of blogging friends (Jerry, Sandy, Courtney, Kelly, Claire, Andrea and Judy) are having a cookie xtravaganza event where they are baking cookies for 12 days. Yummy! I was invited to participate, but the email ended up in an account I never check so I didn’t get ready for this fun event. However, their creations made me hungry for cookies and decided to make this orange and chocolate kind. I didn’t follow any recipes. I just tried to remember from the top of my head what ingredients cookies usually have in them and came out with this recipe:
- •1/2 cup butter at room temperature
- •1/2 cup sugar
- •1/2 tsp orange extract
- •zest of one orange
- •1 egg
- •1¼ cups flour
- •1½ tsp baking powder
- •1/2 tsp salt
- •1 tsp vanilla extract
- •1/2 cup semi-sweet dark chocolate
- Cream butter and sugar until you get a smooth yellowish mix. Add orange extract, zest and egg. Beat a little longer.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture.
- Add vanilla extract and beat until all the ingredients are well blended.
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Form 1" balls with the dough and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms start to turn golden brown.
- While the cookies cool down, melt chocolate by placing it in a bowl over boiling water. Cover cookies with chocolate and let it harden before eating.
Even though I liked this cookies, they are a little bit to dry. Maybe I will use more butter next time. That should work, right? Are you baking cookies for the holidays? Should I expect some in my mailbox? LOL
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