Sun Dried Cherry-Chocolate Dipping Cookies
½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 T orange zest
1 T orange-flavor liqueur
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1½ t baking powder
¼ t salt
1 t cinnamon
¼ cup diced Traina Sun Dried Cranberries or Traina Sun Dried Tart Cherries
¾ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
¼ cup chocolate pieces
Preheat oven to 350˚
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in the orange zest and orange liqueur. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Stir into the creamed mixture. Add sun dried fruit, nuts and chocolate.
On a lightly floured surface, working with ½ the dough, roll each piece into a log approximately 1½” x 10” long. Bake logs on parchment paper lined cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes.
Cool for 15 minutes, then slice each log crosswise, at a diagonal into ½” slices. Return to baking sheet cut size down to toast for 10 minutes. Reverse cookie and return to oven to toast opposite side.