Orange Cocoa Sandies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar, divided
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon orange extract
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat the butter, flour, 1
cup confectioner's sugar, the cocoa, pecans, and extract for 2 to 3 minutes, or
until well blended.
Drop by teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set.
Allow to cool slightly, then dust with the remaining 1/4 cup confectioner's
sugar. Serve, or store in an air-tight container until ready to serve.