Cherry Pecan Cookies Recipe
Now that cherries are in season, we’ve been buying them often because they are so delicious. These cherry pecan cookies with orange glaze are perfect to make if you love soft and thick cookies and are a lover of cherries. Each cookie is loaded with bits of fresh cherries and pecans, then drizzled with an orange glaze that’s to die for. A delicious combination that the whole family will love.
Using fresh cherries is best when making these cherry pecan cookies. Just cut each cherry in half, remove the seeds, and then cut into small pieces so you have little bits of cherries. Chop the pecans into small pieces and when the cherries and pecans are combined, the tastes is awesome, especially with the orange glaze drizzled over the top of each cookie.
Thick Cherry Cookies
Thick and soft cookies are a favorite around this house. Biting into a nice, thick cookie that’s loaded with fresh cherries and pecans is even better.
Thick Chewy Cookies
Grab some cherries from the local grocery store and whip up a batch of these delicious thick, chewy, cherry pecan cookies.
Try These Cherry Pecan Cookies Today
Here are a few more delicious cookie recipes you can find on the blog: Lemon Cheesecake Cookies, Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies, Hockey Puck Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Chip Pecan Pretzel Cookies, plus many more.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp orange juice
- 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp orange zest
- 2-3 Tbsp orange juice, squeezed fresh
Preheat oven to 350°
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture, using a pastry blender, until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
In a small mixing bowl, beat egg and then add orange juice. Add to flour mixture and stir until incorporated.
Add chopped cherries and pecans. Stir.
Using a 1" cookie scoop, drop each cookie onto an ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart.
Bake for 11-13 minutes or until bottoms just start to brown. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
In a small mixing bowl, mix powder sugar, orange zest and orange juice together until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle orange glaze with a spoon over cookies once they have cooled completely.
Let glaze set then enjoy!
Recipe adapted from BHG Cranberry Jumbles
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