1 ¼ cups unbleached all purpose flour (300 ml)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa(80 ml)
1 ½ tsp. baking powder (7.5 ml)
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 tsp. vanilla ( 5ml)
½ cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar (175 ml)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (75 ml)
2 large eggs
¾ cup chopped pecans (375 ml)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
Sift flour, cocoa ,baking powder and salt into a medium bowl. Add pecans. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine orange zest, vanilla, sugar, olive oil and eggs . Whisk together until well blended, about 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir with wooden spoon to blend well.
Spoon cookie batter onto parchment paper lined tray leaving 1 inch between them. You can bake about 15 cookies per tray. Bake at 350 D for 12- 15 minutes , until cookies are crisp.