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1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 1/3 cups raw sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon orange zest
1 cup pecans, broken into small pieces
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/4 teaspoon each vanilla extract, orange extract, orange blossom water
1-2 Tablespoons orange juice, strained to remove pulp

Lightly butter a 9 x 12 baking dish. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Mix sugar into melted butter, stir in vanilla, then beat in eggs one at a time.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into butter mixture until
completely combined. Stir in zest and pecans.
Press into baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes until center is firm. Let cool.
In a separate bowl, mix together confectioner’s sugar, flavorings and juice.
Stir until icing is smooth. Drizzle a thin stream over the top of the cooled cookies.

Copyright © 2011 Stefanie Samara Hamblen