*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                VAN'S FAVES
 Recipe By     : Nancy Jones
 Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes, Cookies & Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  cup           butter
    1 1/2  cups          quick cooking rolled oats
      2/3  cup           sugar
    1                    egg
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
    1      tablespoon    all-purpose flour
    2      tablespoons   grated orange rind
    1      square        unsweetened chocolate -- * see note
 * Use the best quality chocolate you can, it makes a difference
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in small pan or microwaveable bowl and
  add rolled oats; stir until all oats are coated with butter. Set aside. Beat e
 gg until foamy. Add sugar and beat until light. Add baking powder and flour to 
 the egg mixture. Then mix in the oatmeal/ butter mixture. Stir in the orange ri
 Grease and flour a cookie sheet. Drop batter, 1/2 tablespoon at a time, about 3
  inches apart on cookie sheets (these do spread as they cook). Bake 8 - 12 minu
 tes, watching carefully. Baking time will depend a lot on individual ovens. Onc
 e they start to caramelize, it goes quickly, so remove from oven when cookies a
 re golden. Allow to cool about 1 minute then remove from cookie sheet onto cool
 ing racks.
 When cookies are cool: Melt chocolate square in double boner, or nuke on Low in
  microwave until melted, stirring frequently, making sure not to let chocolate 
 burn. Allowing chocolate to drip off the tip of a table knife, drizzle cookies 
 lightly with chocolate. Store in airtight tins.
 Yields 4 Dozen
 Nancy Jones
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 NOTES : My Version of Our Favorite Ghirardelli Cookies