This is a great tea time cookie. A pecan cookie with a hint of orange and chocolate. Great for Christmas trays too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Stir together the flour and pecans; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 tablespoon of orange zest, vanilla and orange juice. Stir in the flour and nuts until well blended. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown. Cool for about 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  • Place the chocolate chips in a small glass or ceramic bowl, and place in the microwave. Heat for 1 minute, then stir. Continue heating and stirring at 20 second intervals until smooth.

  • Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, and sprinkle the remaining orange zest over the top before the chocolate sets for decoration. Cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator until set, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.4g 3% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 27.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Came out great I followed recipe exactly except for the butter (I used "can't believe it's not butter" instead). It was getting picked off the tray before I could even put the chocolate on it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2007
I was't crazy about these... Too much work for an OK result. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Came out great I followed recipe exactly except for the butter (I used "can't believe it's not butter" instead). It was getting picked off the tray before I could even put the chocolate on it! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
These cookies are AMAZING!!! Seriously. If you are looking for the ultimate Christmas cookie these are SO perfect. This recipe has become a Xmas cookie favorite in our home; I just made it for the third time. The flavors of orange and chocolate and 'nuttiness' are comforting and classy. Some things I've adjusted: -I sometimes roll them into 'fingers' and then dip them kinda fun for presentation. - I always have issues with using the chocolate chips and reccomend quliaty semi-sweet or dark baking chocolate instead. - Toast the pecans first for a richer flavour - Squish the dough balls down they're better if they're a wee bit thinner - A add a bit of orange zest right into the melted chocolate and a splash of orange liquor into the dough Thanks for a fantastic recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
We had Christmas cookies party. We baked orange pecan cookies. We tried to eat. It was sooooooo good. We dip melted chocolate and dipped orange zest. It was so awesome and taste great. You guys should try to make that cookies. We want do it again for another party. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2008
Yum Yum Yum. I used Grand Marnier instead of the orange juice but they still came out amazing. Mine didn't spread at all so you might need to "flatten" them a bit if you don't want a ball-shaped cookie. Whatever the shape though these cookies are awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
I find these cookies to be a big hit with grown ups not so much with the kids. They are great with coffee or tea not overly sweet and look nice on a christmas cookie tray. I like them for breakfast but don't tell! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
Very good! Followed the recipe exactly except for the orange zest so they could even have a stronger orange flavor than mine did which I think would only be better. The contrast of the pecan crumble cookie and the chocolate coating (I only coated half the cookie) turned out very well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2009
I always like to try new cookie recipes for Christmas. This one was excellent. Orange chocolate is a favorite in my hometown of Buffalo NY so I knew I would love these. The flavors blend so well and the pecans add another dimension. I will make these again and have been asked by a co-worker for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2007
I was't crazy about these... Too much work for an OK result. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2011
These are very nice cookies for Christmas. I made them into a crescent shape and dipped half in the chocolate. I used orange liqueur as well and added a bit to the chocolate. This was a mistake as it turned the chocolate hard. I added some oil and that thinned it out again and I was able to use. Read More
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