Orange-Pecan Cookies

The Orange-Pecan Cookies recipe yields about 5 dozen.

1-1/2 cups shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, unbeaten
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup grated orange rind
1/4 cup orange juice
4 cups flour, plus 2  tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


Combine shortening and sugar.

Add egg, salt, grated rind and juice.

Beat well.

Sift soda and flour together.

Add to the mixture and blend well.

Add nuts.

Shape into rolls 2 inches across.

Wrap in waxed paper and chill several hours.

Slice 1/4 inch thick.

Bake at 400°F. 8 to 10 minutes.


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