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Chocolate Orange Pinwheel Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
34 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 orange, rind of, grated
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 12 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
12 cup confectioners' sugar
14 cup orange juice
12 teaspoon vanilla


In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add the eggs, orange rind, and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, salt and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture and blend well. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours; make sure dough is firm. In the mean time, combine all filling ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Set aside to cool. On a floured surface, divide dough in half; roll each half into a 12"x11" rectangle. Spread filling over rectangles of dough. Carefully roll up into tight jelly roll logs. Wrap logs in waxed paper. Chill overnight. Remove waxed paper; cut rolls into 1/4" slices. Place slices on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

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