Orange Pecan Cookies

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

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest, divided

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon freshly squeezed orange juice

  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

97 Calories
7g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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