orange chocolate chunk cookies

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 heaping teaspoon grated orange peel

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 cup butter, room temperature

2 eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon pure orange extract

1 1/2 cups, 8 ounces, semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped

In medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt and orange peel.

In mixing bowl, blend sugars at medium speed.  Add butter and mix until a grainy paste.  Add eggs and extract and beat until light and fluffy, scraping sides of mixing bowl as necessary.

At low speed, add flour mixture and chocolate to butter/sugar mixture.  Mix until just combined, do not over mix.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake in 300 degree oven for 24-26 minutes or until cookies start to brown around the edges.  Do not bother allowing to cool before enjoying.

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