Orange Pecan Cookies Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 25, 2022
Orange Pecan Cookies Recipe

How To Make Orange Pecan Cookies

Treat your taste buds to these decadent pecan cookies! Nutty and citrusy cookies are dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with orange zest for added zing.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 1cuppecans,finely chopped
  • ¾cupbutter,softened
  • ½cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • 2tbsporange zest,grated, divided
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ½tsporange juice,freshly squeezed
  • ½cupsemisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Stir together the flour and pecans, then set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 tablespoon of orange zest, vanilla, and orange juice. Stir in the flour and nuts until well blended.

  4. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, and place them 1-inch apart on the ungreased cookie sheets.

  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown. Cool for about 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  6. Place the chocolate chips in a small glass or ceramic bowl, and place in the microwave. Heat for 1 minute, then stir. Continue heating and stirring at 20 second intervals until smooth.

  7. Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, and sprinkle the remaining orange zest over the top before the chocolate sets for decoration.

  8. Cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator until set.

  9. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 93.57kcal
  • Fat: 6.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.04g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.32g
  • Fiber: 0.61g
  • Sugar: 3.08g
  • Protein: 1.03g
  • Cholesterol: 10.17mg
  • Sodium: 0.96mg
  • Calcium: 5.31mg
  • Potassium: 28.65mg
  • Iron: 0.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.52mg
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