Holiday Gift from the Kitchen
- 1 c sugar
- ¼ c orange liqueur or 3 T orange extract
- 1 stick butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 t vanilla extract
- 2 ½ c flour
- 1 c chopped pecans
- ½ t salt
- ½ c semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 t baking powder
In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and blend well. Add orange liqueur and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Combine butter and flour mixes together. Add nuts and chips – may be a little dry.
Form 2x13 log on cookie sheet – will be between ¼ and ½ inch thick. Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly brown. Place cookie sheet on cooling rack and cool completely. Cut cooled logs diagonally into ¾ in slices with a serrated knife. Place slices back on the cookie sheet cut side down. Bake 20 minutes turning after 10 minutes. Cool completely.
Garnish: Drizzle with or dip in melted chocolate.