Chocolate Chip-Craisian Cookies

Pre-heat oven to 365 degrees
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat

1 cup butter (2 sticks) unsalted
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar

Cream together until light and fluffy

2 Tablespoons orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix into creamed mixture

2 large eggs (room temperature) into separate bowl then add one at a time while mixer is running into creamed mixture
Until well blended

Sift together:
1 cup unbleached white whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Slowly add to creamed mixture.

Stir in:
1 cup chocolate chips ( semisweet)
1 cup craisins
1 cup raisins
1 cup slivered almonds or walnuts, pecans

Using a medium sized ice cream scoop or table spoon, drop dough at least 1 inch apart on cookie sheets (I usually only put six cookies per sheet pan)

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown



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