Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies with a Twist

As promised here is the recipe from my knitting class.  I was inspired by Egos and Buffaloes and her love of Orange/Chocolate combinations.

She has some wonderful baking recipes.

Ok so the twist is I put Orange zest and a squeeze of fresh juice in the batter.  It is wonderful! Hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of fresh orange zest and 1 tbsp of fresh orange juice ( I zested 2 oranges)
  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of pecans chopped small

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream the sugars and butter together untill fluffy, add the eggs, vanilla, orange zest and orange juice. Cream well untill light and fluffy.  Take all the dry ingredients and mix well, then add to your creamy mixture. Mix just until the flour is incorporated. Add your nuts and chocolate chips and give it a few more stirs to incorporate them in the dough. Drop by heaping tbsp onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or till the edges start to turn golden brown. Let cool and enjoy :)

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