Dark Chocolate Orange Blossoms

  • 1 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 40 dark chocolate kisses

In large bowl combine vegetable oil and butter; beat with an electric beater on medium speed until combined. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt; beat until very light and fluffy. Beat in egg white. Beat in flour. Add orange extract and mix. Cover dough and chill until easy to handle. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Bake at 350 for 7 minutes. Immediately press chocolate into the center of each cookie. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. To store, layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container. Cover and seal.