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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Orange Slice Oatmeal Cookies

Cookie # 10 is: 

Orange Slice Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper

¾ cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups quick oats
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda

2 pound container of Orange Slice Candy – cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons flour

Combine cut up candies and 2 tablespoons flour. Toss well to coat the candy pieces and separate the sticky pieces as you go.

Combine shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, water and vanilla in a stand mixer. Cream together until smooth. Add flour, oats, salt and baking soda. Beat until mixed well. Add the orange candy pieces and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets and bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let set on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies