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I added 1/2 teaspoon of Fiori di Sicilia from King Arthur to boost the orange flavor. These are too sweet for me but will make a nice addition to my Christmas Cookie Gift Bags and Boxes -- next time I will try them with try them with Semi or Bittersweet Chocolate Chips. Using a 1-1/2 inch cookie scoop, I made 33 cookies. They don't spread much at all so for the 2nd and 3rd batches, I pressed the mounds down slightly and got flatter, perfectly round cookies.

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aloha808 December 14, 2008

These are wonderful, scrumptious, delicious cookies! The only change I made was to use between 1/2 - 3/4 T of orange zest (since this was all I had on hand), but I liked this amount better as the flavor was subtle. The sweetness factor was perfect for us, so I wouldn't change anything else about the recipe. I made the cooked very small, so ended up with about 5 dozen cookies. Did I mention they were delicious??

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Dreamgoddess December 13, 2011

These were good but really sweet. Next time I would cut the sugar maybe in half. I also didn't think they had much of an orange taste. I would add more orange zest next time like others did. The mixture is very dry but the cookies weren't dry. I made these into a bar cookie and we liked them.

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bmcnichol November 21, 2010

Ooh, these are yummy. I thought I had white chocolate chips in the pantry but then didn't, so I used dark chocolate instead, which pairs so well with orange anyway that it didn't really matter. I zested a whole orange to make sure the flavor came through, and it really does. I also held back the butter to 3/4 cup (hate greasy cookies) but they are still plenty moist with all that orange in them. Really wonderful, luxurious-tasting cookies.

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Erin R. March 07, 2010

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes ever. I have made them for years and everyone always requests the recipe and/or more cookies.

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Heather W. January 29, 2010

These were great..I doubled the recipe and used a large orange=2tblsp zest.I baked on parchment. These were so light and melt in your mouth goodness..Thank U for this recipe....

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Potluck December 03, 2009

brilliant cookies. The flavors are fabulous. Add oatmeal, add chopped pecans.. Orange and vanilla rock.

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Creme Brulee March 17, 2009

This one of my new favorites! So yummy! Hmmm, I think I need a batch right now! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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Juleskees February 12, 2009

Delicious! The only change I made was to zest the whole orange. It worked out to be about 2 Tablespoons zest & made the orange flavor stand out. They were gone by lunch the next day. I recommend making a double batch. ;) Thanks for posting this recipe as I'd lost the clipping from TOH a long time ago.

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**Tinkerbell** February 09, 2009

These were right up my alley - light yet flavorful with a delicate but distinctive splash of orange. I added macadamia nuts to one batch, which was also well received by my Christmas cookie recipients. Thanks!

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bkwilson December 30, 2008
Orange Vanilla Chip Cookies