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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