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Orange Cocoa Sandies

 Orange Cocoa Sandies
When I was growing up, I loved to help my mom cut out the appealing dessert recipes from newspapers and magazines. Then we would paste them all into a big book. This recipe is one of our favorites from the collection.
22 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup
  • confectioners' sugar and extract until blended. In another bowl,
  • whisk flour and cocoa; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in
  • pecans.
  • Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool on pans 1-2 minutes.
  • Roll warm cookies in confectioner's sugar. Cool on wire racks. If
  • desired, reroll cookies in confectioner's sugar after cooling.
  • Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 91 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.