*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Sugar-Crusted Meltaways
 
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 Serving Size  : 42   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies And Bars
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      tablespoon    grated orange peel
      1/4  cup           orange juice
      1/4  cup           sugar
      1/8  teaspoon      salt
      3/4  cup           margarine or butter -- softened
    1      tablespoon    water
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    1 3/4  cups          all-purpose flour
    6      ounces        semisweet chocolate chips -- (1 cup)
    1      cup           finely chopped nuts
                         sugar
 
 Heat oven to 325 degrees F.  In small bowl, combine orange peel and orange
 juice;  set aside.  In large bowl, cream 1/4 cup sugar, salt, margarine,
 water and vanilla.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup;  level off.
 Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts;  mix well.  Shape dough into
 1-inch balls.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
 
 Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until firm to tough.  Remove from cookie
 sheets;  cool completely.  Strain orange juice mixture.  Dip cookies in
 orange juice;  roll in sugar.  Allow to dry to form sugar shell.  3 1/2
 dozen cookies.
 
 Note:  self-rising flour is not recommended.
 
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 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 4098 0 0 0 0 2677 0