At Christmas my sister, Laurie, gifted me with some gourmet cupcakes but what I loved the most about them was the box. I have it sitting on my scale and knew I needed to create some "Does A Booty Good" cookies. Then I remember these grand marnier cream cheese chocolate chip cookies. These are the first recipe I ever had published (in a small church cookbook), I was 19 I think. Gosh, grand marnier,19 and a church cookbook, well, I will not comment ;-)
Boy, nothing does your booty better than cream cheese, chocolate and grand marnier!!!! Now being a spoiled brat that I was at 19 (I did not have to pay for that grand marnier, thank you daddy for letting me use yours for the cookies!!) I thought nothing of using a 1/4 cup. But I am a big girl now (and have to buy my own) and wow, the stuff is expensive. I am posting the recipe the original way I wrote it but between me and you, now, I would NEVER waste good, incredibly expensive grand marnier on cookies. Instead I would use an inexpensive orange liqueur and save the grand marnier to have with the cookie!!. Enjoy xoxo
Does A Booty Good or Grand Marnier Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
½ cup butter
6 oz. cream cheese
½ cup evaporated cain or granulated sugar
½ cup rapadura or brown sugar
1 TSP grated orange peel
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup Grand Marnier (or cheap triple sec or orange juice)
2 cups flour (whole pastry or all-purpose)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped or chips
Pre-heat oven 350
Cream butter, cheese and sugars together.
Add eggs, peel, vanilla and Grand Marnier; beat well.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate. Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake about 10-12 minutes, until edges start to brown and center puffs up a bit.