Orange Refrigerator Cookies
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Evaporated milk||2 Tablespoon|
|Orange rind||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, grated|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Cream shortening, gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add egg, beating well.
Add evaporated milk, orange rind, and vanilla, beating well.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
Shape dough into two 12- x 2-inch rectangles.
Place pecan halves lengthwise down the center of each rectangle, fold sides of dough tightly over pecans, forming logs.
Wrap logs in waxed paper; chill at least 2 hours.
Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices, place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350Â° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool cookies on wire racks.