Orange Pecan Butter Cookies

"I really enjoy orange flavored cookies than add pecans and chocolate, so good! This recipe was found on Recipe4Living's website and submitted by lonewolf."
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add both orange and vanilla extracts, mix well. Mix in the egg and stir well.
  • In another medium bowl mix together well the flour and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir in the chopped pecans and mix well to combine.
  • On a ungreased cookie sheet drop rounded teaspoonfuls of cookie dough. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cookies for 10-12 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • In a microwavable bowl add the semisweet chocolate morsels. Microwave for 1 minute, stirring chocolate halfway through.
  • Dip only the tops of cookies in the melted chocolate and let set on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.

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  1. Jostlori
    Wow, great cookies! Followed directions to a T, including the chocolate dipping. Ingredient-wise, I chose not to buy orange extract and instead used doTerra Wild Orange essential oil, two teaspoons of fresh orange juice, and the zest of half an orange. DELICIOUS!!! We both liked the chocolate tops, but felt it was overkill. Since I only made six cookies for the two of us and put the rest of the dough in the fridge, tonight's cookies will be served "naked". So good!!
  2. Annacia
    Delicious cookies! I too opted not to use the chocolate and really could not have been happier with the marvelous cookies. I used Splenda in place of the sugar and still got beautifully textured hat are being much enjoyed. Thank you Lori. :D
  3. hungrykitten
    Scrumptious! I made these for Christmas and because I had so many chocolatey cookies I skipped the chocolate on these. These cookies are so good! They taste like orange shortbread!
  4. Baby Kato
    What a great versatile cookie recipe Lauralie. Soo good, just perfect for my picky dh & I. His batch was made without nuts and chocolate, I did add some flaked coconut. My batch was made exactly as written. Both versions were excellent, tender, buttery and oh so flavorful. Thanks so much for sharing this treat. :)
  5. vrvrvr
    These are melt-in-your-mouth delicious...tender...buttery...yum!I am sure they would go over the top with the tops dipped in chocolate; alas, I am making them for my non-chocolate-liking son. I did not have orange extract, so I used 1 tablespoon zest, and squeezed a little (1-2 tsp.) fresh orange juice into the batter. This is a great recipe and a wonderful addition to our Christmas baking!



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