Orange-Pecan Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, orange rind, and juice; beat well.

Sift together flour and soda; add to creamed mixture, mixing until well blended. Stir in pecans.

Shape dough into a roll, 2 inches in diameter; cover and chill several hours or overnight. Cut into 1/8 inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 4 dozen.


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