Soft, chewy Orange Pecan Cookies with a citrusy flavor from orange zest and extract. Toasted pecans provide crunch, fragrance, and additional flavor.
What do you do when you feel like baking and you have a lone orange in the fruit basket? You search the internet for a recipe, of course! How did we ever survive before the internet? We have become so dependent on it that it is hard to imagine life without this useful “tool”. Anyway, that search was a fruitful one as it brought me to this recipe which was easy enough for me to handle on a short notice.
Substitution is the order of the day
Scanning through the ingredients list, I found that I was missing a couple of ingredients. Thankfully they can be easily substituted with other ingredients I have in my pantry. Orange oil took the place of vanilla extract and walnuts were swapped out for pecans. With all the ingredients now in place, I immediately put myself to work as tea time was fast approaching and some freshly baked cookies would be lovely.
Tea Time with Freshly Baked Orange Pecan Cookies
After about 30 minutes, these citrusy flavored cookies emerged from the oven. If you like orange flavor, then these Orange Pecan Cookies are definitely for you. They have a soft, chewy texture which make them a great afternoon snack. A cup of tea or a glass of cold milk would go nicely with them.
- 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.
I personally enjoy orange flavored desserts and have two cakes on this blog that may interest you. Simply click on the picture to get to the recipe.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 🙂