Recipe by Janine
"This recipe is my own adaptation of a recipe that came from my husband's grandmother. I made a few changes to suit my own family's tastes. These cookies are a big hit with kids as well as adults."
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packed brown sugar
quick cooking oats
orange-flavored fruit slice jelly candies
I’m somewhat torn on this review… this is an absolutely beautiful cookie – thick and pretty, with little orange chunks of the orange candy peeking through. They’re the prized light and crispy along the edges and soft and chewy on the inside. Just a perfect cookie but in my view not as good as it could be because, I’m afraid, of the orange slice candy, which made these TOO sweet. Hubs, however, would disagree. He loved the little pockets of intense orange sweetness. For myself, I’d love to see any number of things substituted for the candy (chocolate chips, dried berries, coconut, nuts, chopped candy bars, raisins, etc.), given that the cookie itself was so perfect.
Makes way more orange cookies than you'll ever want. The batter is the same as in a good oatmeal raisin cookie recipe though. So put raisins in it instead and it will at least be healthy, instead of so overly sugary.
These were really tasty cookies. Crispy like a sugar cookie, chewy candy orange bits that were a surprisingly nice change. Next time I will cut the candies into smaller bits. I cut each one into 4 pieces, but even smaller would have been better. I only got 4 dozen cookies from this instead of the stated 6. These could probably be done with spice drop candies and other gummy candies as well. The batter is really great on it's own and doesn't really even need the candy to make the cookie good.
I just made these and they are wonderful. Even my picky husband liked them. The orange slices add a great sweet taste. A real keeper!
This was a yummy oatmeal cookie and the orange flavor made it especially unique. Next time I make it, I will be sure to snip the orange slices into smaller pieces. I cut them along the "sections" and the bits were too big. All in all, a hit. I had several requests for the recipe.
I'm on my wife's account to post this review: These are just like my grandma made when I was a little boy nearly 30 years ago. After my wife heard about these seemingly strange cookies, she found this recipe and made them for me. She also took extras to a party and they were a huge hit with the kids. I think the adults looked at them like "what's in here?" but the kids (and I) had 4 or 5 cookies each. :)
Like I said, they were a hit with the kids.
And if you're an adult and had these as a kid....you'll like them too.
I added a cup of chopped walnuts and baked only 6 minutes at 350 degrees. Made a wonderful, chewy cookie. Everybody wanted the recipe.
Great recipe! Love the slightly crunchy edges and soft centers. I halved the recipe and it worked perfectly. I sprayed my knife with a little non-stick baking spray and didn't have many issues with chopping the orange slices. I was a little worried that the candy would harden upon cooling or by the next day. I am pleasantly surprised. Just as soft and yummy as yesterday. We will make these again. Thanks for sharing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Orange Slice Cookies I
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 57
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