Chocolate-Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels (1 cup)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel


Heat oven to 350º. Beat 1 cup sugar, butter, 1 tablespoon grated
orange peel and the egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium
speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and
baking soda. Stir in pecans and chocolate morsels.

Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon
grated orange peel. Roll balls in sugar mixture. Place about 3 inches
apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten to about 1/2-inch thickness
with bottom of glass. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set.

Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

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