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Cranberry Orange Pecan Cookies

Fresh baked Cranberry Orange Cookies with a crunchy toasted pecan edge. These might be the perfect Christmas cookies for Santa!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 120kcal
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 whole orange zest

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small pan over a medium heat, toast the pecans until they turn slightly dark. Chop and spread onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, add the melted butter, sugar, flour,cranberries and orange zest.
  • Mix on low speed until the mixture forms a dough.
  • Dump the dough onto your work surface and divide it into two pieces. Roll each piece into a tube about 1 ½ inches wide.
  • Roll the cookie dough in the chopped pecans making sure that plenty of nuts stick to the dough.
  • Place on a tray and let rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Once the dough has become firmer, slice into 1/2 inch thick pucks and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  • Bake in the oven for 12 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 120kcal