Cookie Jar #8: Orange Pecan Cookies

If you love the flavor of orange, you'll love these zesty & delicious cookies!

- Recipe -

2-1/2 cups flour 

1 tsp. baking soda 

1/2 tsp. salt 

1/2 cup butter 

1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 

2 eggs 

1 tsp. vanilla 

Zest of 1 orange 

1 cup sour cream 

3/4 cup finely chopped pecans 


2 tbsp. butter, softened 

Zest of 2 oranges 

4 tbsp. orange juice 

3 cups powdered sugar 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

1. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside. 

2. Cream 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar. Then add eggs, vanilla, zest of 1 orange and sour cream. 

3. Stir in dry ingredients, blending well. Add pecans. 

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. 

Meanwhile make frosting: 

Combine 2 tablespoons butter, zest of 2 oranges, orange juice  and powdered sugar, mixing well until of spreading consistency. Remove cookies from oven. 

While still warm, place 1/4 teaspoon frosting on each cookie. As frosting melts. use spoon to frost the tops of the cookies. 

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Orange Pecan Cookies PDF