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Orange Pecan Button Cookies

Sharon Palmer

These pretty little, dainty 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 them disappear. I love to make these Vegan Orange Pecan Button Cookies for special holiday treats, and I bake them when my citrus trees are in harvest.

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Orange Pecan Button Cookies

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes + 1 hour for chilling dough
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These pretty little, dainty 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.



Cookie Dough:


  • ¼ cup powdered sugar


  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.


To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free flour blend instead of all purpose flour.

  • 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, orange button cookies, vegan baking

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

Vegan Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Tollhouse Pan Cookies
Soft Molasses Cookies

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