Chocolate Pomander Cookies recipe & photo by Alicia Gunter makes 20-24 cookies 1 cup butter, softened 3 /4 cup granulated sugar 3 /4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons orange juice zest of 1 orange 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 /3 cup good quality cocoa powder 3 /4 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ ground cloves ¼ ground cinnamon 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips citrus sugar mixture ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 /8 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoon orange zest 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare baking sheets with non-stick spray, parchment paper, or baking mats. 2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugars, eggs and orange juice together until light and fluffy. Next, slowly beat in orange zest until combined. Set aside. 3. In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon. 4. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the creamed butter mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. 5. For the Citrus Sugar Mixture, in a small bowl whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and cloves; stir in the orange zest. 6. Scoop out the dough into 1 1/2 Tablespoon size balls, and roll in the palms of your hands to smooth out and make round. The dough will be slightly sticky. Next, roll dough into the Citrus Sugar Mixture, coating the entire ball of dough. 7. Place cookie dough about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake 9-10 minutes or until tops begin to crack.
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