2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
Grated orange peel, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F.
Beat sugar, oil, 1 Tablespoon orange peel, vanilla and eggs in large bowl.
Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth.
Shape half of dough at a time into rectangle, 10x3 inches, on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on cookie sheet for 15 minutes.
Cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices.
Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheet.
Bake about 15 minutes, turning once, until crisp and light brown.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet.
Cool completely on wire rack.
Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate; sprinkle with orange peel.
Place on waxed paper until chocolate is firm.
Makes about 3 dozen.
Posted by G'ma