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Orange-Pecan Icebox Cookies

 Orange-Pecan Icebox Cookies
These crisp cookies have a nice orange flavor and are chock-full of pecans, but the aren't overly sweet.
72 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in the egg, orange juice, orange peel and extracts.
  • Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder; gradually
  • add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Shape dough
  • into four 5-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for
  • 3-4 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased
  • baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until edges

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Orange-Pecan Icebox Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 65 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.