When things slow down for us in the winter, I start trying new recipes. I love cookies but get tired of making (and eating) the same ones all the time. I went back to my trusty Betty Crocker Cooky book from 1974 looking for something different and found Orange Pecan Cookies.
Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book, 1974
Makes about 40 cookies
1 c. shortening (part butter or margarine)
2 c. brown sugar, packed
2 T. grated orange rind
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 c. chopped pecans
Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, orange rind and vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt and soda; stir into shortening mixture. Stir in pecans.
Using a #40 scoop, drop balls (about 1 ¼”) onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 14 minutes.
Note: these can easily be frozen. Drop balls close together on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place another piece of parchment on top; put another baking sheet on top and press cookies to about ½-inch thickness. Freeze and store in freezer bags.
I’m having fun--come on along!