Cranberry-Pecan Delights

Orange peel provides a pleasant background flavor in these easy drop cookies.

Cranberry-Pecan Delights
Yield: 3 dozen Prep 10 mins Bake 400°F 8 mins to 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 3 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Whisk flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat olive oil, butter and orange juice on medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in egg. At lowest speed, beat in flour mixture, just until blended. Add cranberries, pecans and orange rind. Beat for 1 minute.

4. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.

5. Bake cookies at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes, until firm and golden around edges. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.