Orange Pecan Cookies

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.

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 eggs
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!


Bottger Mansion of Old Town
historic bed & breakfast
110 San Felipe Street NW
Albuquerque, NM   87104




Adventure Starts Here!

Give The Gift of Bottger Mansion This Christmas

Give your loved one a very special gift of a stay at Bottger Mansion.  We offer gift certificates in many amounts.