Orange Pecan Gem Cookies

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by Midwest Maven

These sound really yummy to go on any cookie tray :)

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Pretty much made these according to the recipe, but did add almost 2 teaspoons of minced orange zest to the batter! Love the combo of the orange flavor & the nuts! A great keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's Pick A Chef event]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease baking sheets.
  2. Combine cake mix, yogurt, egg, butter, and chopped pecans in a large bowl.
  3. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until blended.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on prepared baking sheets.
  5. Press a pecan half into the center of each cookie.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheets, then remove to cooling racks and cool completely.
  8. Store in airtight container. Makes 4 1/2 - 5 dozen cookies.

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