Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grand Marnier Orange-Pecan Short Bread Cookies

So I messed up the sponsor presenters at the Mun CS Winter 2011 Team Games last Friday, having the second place sponsor give out the third place prize, and third place sponsor give out the second - my goof :( So to help make up for my mistake I made the original second place sponsor a batch of Grand Marnier Orange-Pecan Short Bread cookies.


3 cups Pecans (crushed)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup plus 4 tbsp sugar
1 1/3 cups butter
3 tsp grated Orange zest
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp sanding sugar
Grand Marnier to taste.
This is a pretty simple recipe, just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, and combine thoroughly. The only pre-steps you may need to take are crushing the pecans, and melting the butter.
Once the batter is mixed, you may add Grand Marnier to taste.... I decided a lot of taste was required.
Mixing in the liquor, you may then portion out dough, and roll them into 3 to 4 inch diameter balls.
We then flatten these out into 8 to 9 " diameter discs, and score the dough for easy consumption (like a pizza pie). Bake the cookies at 325F for 15 minutes.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Next time we do the Mun CS Games we'll be sure to label the sponsor on each prize placement.