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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Orange Slice Oatmeal Cookies

Okay...so I can already see some of you turning up your nose at the name of this recipe. I think I'll see it turn up even more when you know that the "orange slice" in these little gems are the "gumdrop" type of orange slice candies. But wait...don't give up so easy. These cookies are GOOD! It's a basic oatmeal cookies recipe but instead of using raisins you use orange candy that has been cut up into chunks. I have to say...these are incredibly addicting. A little warm, right out of the oven...and you'll think "where have you been all my life, my little darling?" Really...they are SO good. Please try them. For the sake of all that is good...and these cookies ARE.....bake them today! 
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

1 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

Let's go! 
Let's go!

Here's the type of candy you need. I found them at Walmart. 
Here's the type of candy you need. 
I found them at Walmart.

Cut them up into chunks...about 4 - 5 chunks per orange slice. A sticky job! 
Cut them up into chunks...about 4 - 5 
chunks per orange slice. A sticky job!

Dust them with flour. Work with your hands to seperate them. 
Dust them with flour. Work with 
your hands to separate them.

Shake all the excess flour off. 
Shake all the excess flour off.

Stir them into your prepared dough... 
Stir them into your prepared dough...

..scoop and bake! 
..scoop and bake!



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