Orange Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Orange Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

The combination of orange zest and dark chocolate chips makes these cookies perfect for Halloween parties, but you don’t need the excuse of a holiday to enjoy these decadent treats. The combination of rich chocolate and crunchy pecans gets a bright finish of tangy orange for a delectable taste sensation.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 oranges zest & juice
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces


  • Measure the flour, salt, and baking soda into a bowl. Add half the orange zest. Use a fork or whisk to mix thoroughly.
  • In a second bowl, beat the butter until smooth.
  • Add the brown sugar, and continue to beat until fluffy and light in texture.
  • Add the egg, and last, about 3 tablespoons of the orange juice.
  • Beat until completely mixed.
  • Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix until well blended.
  • Last, add the chocolate and pecans, blending to distribute as evenly as you can.
  • Cover the bowl, and refrigerate for about 3 hours.
  • When it’s ready, preheat the oven to 350 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a tablespoon to form balls of dough. Set on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart, and flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • During the last 2 minutes, remove from the oven briefly to sprinkle with the remaining orange zest.
  • Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before removing to a serving plate.


Note: you’ll be left with some orange juice to use in your next salad dressing.
Keyword Oranges
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