Orange-Pecan Icebox Cookies Recipe

Orange-Pecan Icebox Cookies Recipe
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Orange-Pecan Icebox Cookies Recipe

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These crisp cookies have a nice orange flavor and are chock-full of pecans, but the aren't overly sweet.
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 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 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 mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars. Beat in egg, orange juice, orange peel and extracts. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture. 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 begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Orange-Pecan Icebox Cookies in Country Extra January 2005, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 65 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 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 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars. Beat in egg, orange juice, orange peel and extracts. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in pecans. Shape dough into four 5-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until firm.
  2. 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 begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Orange-Pecan Icebox Cookies in Country Extra January 2005, p49

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