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“Found this recipe in a local cookbook, Southern Traditions. They are not hard to make and have a wonderful orange flavor. Great for anytime, but look real pretty on a Christmas tray. Cook time is mostly chill time.”
3hrs 10mins
72 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and then gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg and beat well.
  3. Add evaportated milk, orange rind and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add to creamed mixture aznd beat well.
  6. Shape dough into two 12"x2" retangles.
  7. Place pecan halves, lengthwise, down the center of each rectangle.
  8. Fold the sides of the dough tightly over the pecans.
  9. Wrap logs in waxed paper and chill at least 2 hours.
  10. Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5- 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  12. Cool cookies on wire racks.

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