Orange-Pecan Shortbread Cookies


Dunk the bottoms in melted white chocolate for cookies that have their "frosting" flipped.

Orange-Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
43 mins
20 cookies


  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped pecans

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

  • ½ cup butter

  • Sugar (optional)

  • 4 ounce white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, coarsely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, the 3 tablespoons sugar, pecans, and the orange peel. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling (dough will still be crumbly). Form mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.

  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Using a cookie stamp, press each ball until 1/2 inch thick. If desired, sprinkle with additional sugar.

  3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until bottoms start to brown and centers are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

  4. In a small saucepan cook and stir white chocolate and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Dip the bottom of each cookie into melted white chocolate mixture, letting excess drip back into saucepan. Return cookie, upside down, to wire rack. Let cookies stand until white chocolate is set.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

57 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 6.8mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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