My second recipe is Orange Chocolate Chippers.  This is my grandma's secret recipe.  I've eaten these cookies my entire life, and I never get tired of them.  It is definitely my most requested recipe!!  Carol is in charge of making these in our house.  Hers are always the best!  This cookie is decadent. 

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1 cup of Crisco  (it's important not to use butter in this recipe)

1 cup sugar

3 ounces of cream cheese softened 

2 eggs

2 tablespoons of orange zest

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 1/3 cups of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon of salt

12 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together shortening, sugar, and cream cheese.

Add eggs, orange zest, and vanilla.  Mix well.

Sift together four and salt, add to creamed mixture.  

Stir in chocolate chips.  (dough should be stiff)

Drop cookies from a teaspoon, 2 inches apart on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Cook 12 to 15 minutes, depending on size of cookies.  Cookies should be just lightly browned.