Orange Pecan Balls


Orange Pecan Balls

1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 ts. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 ts. grated orange peel
1/4 ts. salt
2 oz. semisweet chocolate
1 ts. shortening

Heat oven to 400. Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, pecans, orange peel, and salt. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.

Place chocolate and shortening in small microwavable bowl. Microwave just until chocolate melts, stirring often. Drizzle on cookies. (You could also roll cookies in powdered sugar instead)

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