These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are delicate and delicious – and best of all, sugar free! The orange juice and pecan flavor compliment each other beautifully.
Sugar Free Orange Pecan Drops
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup reduced fat margarine
artificial sweetener equal to one cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil and spray thoroughly with non-stick spray, or grease lightly.
Cream orange juice concentrate, egg, margarine and sweetener together, beating well until mixture is tick and smooth. In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking powder together.
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing gently until just combined, then add vanilla and orange extracts and nuts. Continue to mix gently until well blended, then drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet.
Bake about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Variation: to make lemon pecan drops, substitute frozen lemonade concentrate for orange juice concentrate and and lemon flavoring for the orange flavoring.
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