Orange Pecan Cookies

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
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Serves: 25 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
  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  1. Leanne says

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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. :)

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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…!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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).

  15. 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!

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