Oops, I forgot to post my day 4 recipe for the marathon, I did post day 5 with the chocolate cake! Anyway barring that mistake, this would be the day 6 of the marathon and the 11th in my books (confusing numbers eh?!) Well these are yet another batch of cookies that I made to be sent to friends this year- absolutely delicious people!
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp orange juice
2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chopped pecans (best if chopped by hand)
1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar, plus more for rolling
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp clove powder
- Cream butter and honey until fluffy. Add orange juice, and beat to combine. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pecans, confectioners’ sugar, and salt, nutmeg, clove powder. Add to the butter mixture, and beat to combine. Flatten the dough in two halves as discs. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut the flattened discs into about 1/2 inch wide pieces, sort of criss-cross. Take each piece and shape them into circles.
- Place on prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between them. Bake until brown around the edges, 12 to 13 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Roll in confectioners’ sugar to coat.