Cream cheese cookies.
These cookies are a combination of sweet and zesty, which turns out to be a really yummy combination! The recipe calls for grated orange rind, which sounds kind of weird, but it adds that hint of zest and actually tastes really good. The recipe doesn’t call for eggs (which made my husband happy, because he loves to eat cookie dough but he hates the idea of eating raw eggs). The cream cheese takes the place of the eggs and acts as the binding agent. The recipe also calls for chocolate chips, but doesn’t specify which type. I used semi-sweet and I would definitely recommend them, because milk chocolate would almost be too sweet in these cookies.
These cookies mixed up great in the WonderMix. I creamed the wet ingredients together with the cookie whips. Then I switched out the whips for the dough divider and dough hook and I added the dry ingredients. [The dough divider is one aspect of the WonderMix that I really like. It’s great for making sure your dough is thoroughly mixed through. I like it better than my Bosch dough hook, because when I use the Bosch dough hook, my dough tends to gather into one big clump and it just pushes the clump around the bowl, rather than mixing it through.]
All in all, the WonderMix worked great for making these cookies quickly and easily. Not to mention, the cookies were a HIT at my last family party!
- 1 c. shortening
- 1 (3 oz.) cream cheese
- 2 Tbl. grated orange rind
- 2 c. flour
- 1 c. chocolate chips
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. salt
- Using wire whips, cream together shortening, cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- Replace wire whips with dough divider and dough hook.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix until cookie dough forms.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.