A long holiday weekend is a good time to make some cookies. Besides I have this lone orange in the fruit bowl that must be used up. A search on the web brought me to this orange walnut cookies recipe from epicurious.com. Sounds really good but I did not have any halved walnuts on hand. Chopped pecans will have to do. I also swapped out the vanilla extract with orange extract and reduced the sugar.
If you like orange flavor, then these are definitely for you. They have a slightly chewy texture and makes a great afternoon snack with a glass of cold soy milk or regular milk. Needless to say, tea is always good with cookies.
- 1 stick (½ cup/115g) butter
- ½ cup (110g) granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 1½ cups (225g) all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¾ cup chopped pecans, toasted
- Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
- In another medium bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, orange zest, orange extract and beat till combined. Beat in flour until dough comes together. Gently mix in toasted pecans.
- Form rounded tablespoons of dough into balls. Flatten dough slightly before placing on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake in 350°F oven for 12 to 14 minutes till edges are golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day!