Orange Slice Oatmeal {my favorite holiday cookie}

Of all the holiday cookie recipes, these are the cookies I look forward to the most each year…

Where are the “Orange Slices?”

Right here…

Now that you know my secret ingredient, on to the recipe:

Orange Slice Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients and Directions:

1/2 c. butter, softened (use real butter)

1/2 c. shortening

1 c. brown sugar

1 c. granulated sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp. vanilla

pinch salt

Cream together ingredients listed above and set aside. I recommend using a stand mixer if possible.  Mix all ingredients listed below and then add to creamed mixture.

2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 c. coconut

2 c. old fashioned oatmeal

1/2 c. chopped nuts (I use pecans)

1 c. (10 0z. bag) orange slice candies, chopped and dusted with a little flour to keep them from clumping together

Drop by rounded spoonfuls ( I use my small scoop) onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 8-12 minutes at 375. Yield 4 dozen.

Note: Butter flavor shortening will yield a flatter crispy cookie, while regular shortening produces a soft more rounded cookie.

These cookies were introduced to me years ago…My mother is a hairdresser and a client of hers, Ada, would make these for my mom each year for Christmas.  Before Ada passed, she gave my mother a hand written recipe for these cookies to be given to me because my mom always told her how much I loved them.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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Also shared on Thirty Handmade Days, The Jenny Evolution


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    You have the most scrumptious cookie recipe! I’m hosting a holiday cookie recipe exchange extravaganza online at The Jenny Evolution and wanted to be sure to invite you. I hope you’ll link up and see if you’re highlighted later in the week :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

    P.S. This series is sure to get a lot of attention as it’s going to be a week’s worth of cookies with FIVE different cookie round-us. So be sure to join!


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