Chocolate Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. sugar
2/3 c. butter or margarine (room temperature)
1 tbs orange peel (grated)
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa (baking)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 c. pecans (chopped)
1 c. chocolate morsels (semisweet)
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp orange peel (grated)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together the first four ingredients in large bowl on medium speed or stir by hand with spoon. Add next five ingredients. Fold in chopped pecans and morsels. Form into 1 1/2 inch balls. Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp grated orange peel. Roll cookie balls into sugar mixture. Arrange on ungreased baking sheet approximately 3 inches apart. With bottom of glass, flatten cookie to about one-half inch thickness. Bake 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet. Transfer to wire rack.

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