Preheat oven to 350°F.
In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and orange juice. Mix in flour, orange rind and optional pecans. Mix until combined. Dough should be soft, but not sticky.
Place dough into cookie press, and using desired shapes, press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cooling grid and remove from cookie sheet.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.