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Orange Pecan Cookies

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Serves 6 dozen | Prep Time 15 minutes + chilling | Cook Time 10 minutes per batch


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp grated orange peel
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and both of the sugars until light and fluffy

Beat in the egg, orange juice, and peel

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt

Gradually add to the creamed mixture

Mix well

Stir in the pecans

Shape into two 11 1/2 inch rolls

Wrap each in plastic wrap

Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight

Unwrap the dough

Cut into 1/4 inch slices

Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets

Bake at 400 F for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown

Remove to wire racks to cool

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