Orange Pecan Cookies – Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian

These pretty little, dainty vegan pecan cookies can be made with only a few ingredients. In fact, you probably have most of them in your pantry right now: flour, salt, powdered sugar, pecans, coconut, and vanilla—combined with vegan margarine and a bit of fresh orange zest. Just roll them up, bake them, then dust them with powdered sugar. Then watch these tender cookies disappear. I love to make these Orange Pecan Cookies for special holiday treats, and I bake them when my citrus trees are in harvest. Filled with bright citrus flavors, these orange cookies are delicious served with tea and coffee breaks, packed away in lunch boxes, and enjoyed for dessert along with a scoop or sorbet. Yum! Bake up a batch and freeze them for when life calls for a sweet treat on demand!


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Orange Pecan Cookies

  • Author:
    The Plant-Powered Dietitian

  • Total Time:
    30 minutes + 1 hour for chilling dough

  • Yield:
    18 cookies 1x

  • Diet:


These pretty little, dainty vegan Orange Pecan Cookies can be made with only a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now! Just roll them up, bake them, dust them with powdered sugar—and then watch them disappear.


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, powdered sugar, ground pecans, coconut, and orange zest with a wooden spoon.
  2. Cut in vegan margarine with a fork. Add vanilla. Continue to blend with a fork until cookie dough is smooth and holds together.
  3. Chill cookie dough for about 1 hour, until dough is firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  5. Roll cookie dough into small balls (about 1 ½ inches in diameter) with hands. Place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart from each other.
  6. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, until starts to turn golden on edges.
  7. Remove from oven, cool slightly.
  8. Place ¼ cup powdered sugar in a small dish, and roll cookies in powdered sugar while warm.
  9. Serve immediately.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookies
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 57 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Keywords: vegan cookies, easy vegan cookies, pecan cookies, vegan baking

For more plant-based cookies, check out some of my favorites:

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dates and Walnuts
Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Soft Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pumpkin Seeds
Vegan German Chocolate Cookies
Classic Vegan Sugar Cookies
Vegan Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Basil
Vegan Pine Nut Oat Cookies

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