Orange Pecan Cookies

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Orange Pecan Cookies

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 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.

Orange Pecan Cookies

Orange Pecan Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 25 cookies

Orange Pecan 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.

Orange Pecan Cookies

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! :-)

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46 Responses

  1. Leanne says:

    This looks good! I've never tried making orange cookies before but I can imagine the lovely citrusy taste coming through!


    What a fabulous cookie recipe! Such great flavor and texture!

  3. sharon says:

    U making me feel like having a bite of it now… hehe…

  4. lequan@luvtoeat says:

    These cookies look delicious Biren. Hubby would be drooling over these; he is a huge fan of anything orange flavored. He's not a sweets kind of guy but I bet he would like these orange flavored yumminess. Kiddies would definitely engulf these in record time.

  5. Anncoo says:

    WOW! Lovely clicks Biren. I love orange and this orange pecan cookies definitely is in my to do list.

  6. leaannbrown says:

    mmmmmm look at those beautiful cookies. I love citrus in any food.

  7. MissionFood says:

    Simple and delicious!

  8. Mary says:

    I love the way these cookies look and sound. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  9. torviewtoronto says:

    soft and flavourful

  10. Cristina TeenieCakes says:

    Chunky cookies with pecans…perfect timing for school lunches and a quickie after school snack! Hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday. :)

  11. the lacquer spoon says:

    I love chewy cookies and your recipe is definitely for me :))

  12. Katty's Kitchen says:

    Don't these look yummy?! Happy Labor Day!

  13. aipi says:

    lovely combo..cookies look perfect!!

    US Masala

  14. rotinrice says:

    You are so right, Cristina! Exactly what I was thinking :)

    Thanks and hope you are enjoying the holiday too!

  15. Baking Serendipity says:

    These look delicious! I made a key lime cookie once and the citrus flavor was amazing. I bet the orange has a similar effect.

  16. Faith says:

    Your cookies look wonderful! I bet they're so refreshing with the flavor of orange!

  17. Megan says:

    Hi Biren! I miss you! I am sorry that I have not been by lately!… As always I can count on you for yumminess, especially something easy and sweet. Wish I had one right now! I hope you are well and I hope you have a wonderful week! xo Megan

  18. rotinrice says:

    Hi Megan! I miss you too! Summer is pretty unpredictable with people travelling and all. Hope you had a great summer. I am sad it's coming to an end and my boys go back to school tomorrow. Then it will be keeping to routine, homework, etc :(

    Have to make more cookies and such for school lunches and after school snack. Will be doing more and more baking in the coming days.

  19. Kamalika says:

    LOvely cookies…….feeling so tempting….

  20. JoAnn says:

    Beautiful photos and the recipe is super.

  21. jeroxie says:

    Lovely cookie recipe. A keeper.

  22. Kristi Rimkus says:

    These sound perfect with a cup of tea. One of my favorite teas is an orange pekoe. This would be a terrific combination.

  23. denise fletcher says:

    I've always preferred pecans to walnuts and chewy to crunchy cookies, so this a real winner in my book.

  24. Joanne says:

    I love putting a little orange flavor in all of my cookies. It makes them taste so fresh! These sound lovely with the pecans.

  25. MaryMoh says:

    Beautiful cookies with a cup of tea. My children will not eat if I add walnuts. They would like these.

  26. Ma What's For Dinner says:

    I'm thinking how nicely those would go with the cup of coffee I'm drinking right now!!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner ” target=”_blank”>

  27. sarah says:

    Beautiful click ..looks so delicious..

  28. Angie's Recipes says:

    These cookies look sensational!

  29. Cajun Chefryan says:

    Hi Birin,
    The cookies look great on this depression era style glass platter.
    Bon appetit!

  30. rotinrice says:

    Hi Chef Ryan! Thanks for visiting. That glass dish is one of my little treasures. Glad you noticed it :)

  31. rebecca says:

    oh wow Biren Love this I write for blog for a FL citrus grower could I add your recipe and link to you?
    drop me a line

    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com or facebook me lol Rebecca

  32. Stella says:

    Pecans are fine with me, Biren. I think they might be my favorite actually. Hmm? Anyway, these look like a delectable tea cookie. I would love one right now…!

  33. 5starfoodie says:

    I love the orange flavor and the pecans!

  34. Monet says:

    Pecans are very popular in Texas, so I know that these would be a hit! Thank you for sharing…and I love the orange flavor too!

  35. Reeni says:

    I love the sound of these cookies Biren with the orange flavor! Would love to have a few with my cup of tea – sounds like the perfect match.

  36. jillyann says:

    These cookies look awesome Biren. I guess orange is the flavor of the week this week huh? Your photos are fantastic…as usual!

  37. Jessica says:

    These sound heavenly! Love the combo of orange and pecans!

  38. The Mom Chef says:

    Wonderful. Citrus in just about anything works for me. Those look delicious (and there's no chocolate…I'm in heaven).

  39. Patty Price says:

    Hi Biren, Don't even get me started with one of your incredible looking cookies:) Exactly the kind of baked treats I love!

  40. love2cook says:

    I just feel like grabbing some cookies over!!! Simply tempting Biren!!! :D

  41. nandini.p says:

    lovely cookies … would enjoy it with a nice mug of cold milk.

  42. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Lovely texture and a perfect cookies for tea time. Nice clicks, Biren.

  43. Jay says:

    Interesting recipe…sounds like must try…

    Tasty Appetite

  44. These look perfect for fall. I love the flavor combination of pecan and orange. They look like the best after-school snack.

  45. New site looks cool!
    I love these cookies…look delicious!

  46. Jeannie says:

    Love your new look! The cookies look scrumptious too!

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