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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies with Orange Zest

These Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies with Orange zest are unique multiple textures and flavors including oats, pecans, chocolate and orange zest.
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 166 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Add both sugars, salt, and vanilla, and beat until well mixed, about three minutes.
  4. Stir in eggs, one at a time.
  5. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove in a separate bowl.
  6. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter with the mixer on low speed.
  7. Once the flour has been incorporated, add the second half. Stir in the oats, pecans, orange zest, and chocolate chips.
  8. Drop the dough, by the tablespoon, onto the cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool the cookies on a rack.
  10. Store at room temperature in a cookie jar or other airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Slightly Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies with Orange Zest
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 21mg2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.