Clementine Almond-Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup earth balance (or butter)–softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon orange extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon hot water

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

zest of one clementine (or orange, tangerine, etc.)

3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

3/4 cup sliced almonds

turbinado sugar to sprinkle on top

Method:

*Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, cream earth balance and sugars until smooth. Add extracts and egg. Mix. Dissolve baking soda in hot water; add to egg/sugar mixture. Mix until fully incorporated.

*In second bowl, combine flour, salt, clementine zest, chocolate chips, and almonds. Mix. Add dry to wet, mix until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for ten minutes. Drop onto cookie sheet, sprinkle with turbinado sugar, and bake 9-12 minutes until golden brown.

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