Alabama's Orange Slice Cookies

7
Bea L.

By
@BeachChic

ALABAMA: Munch your way across the USA. Brenda Jucknies, the state of Alabama is now represented. This recipe is from "Capitol Cookies" with recipes from every state & Washington, DC. This recipe was submitted by Central Alabama Womens's Racing Auxilary, Montgomery. AL, Lois Rewis, Chairperson. I personally have not made these so, Brenda, if you make these, let me know if they make your state proud.

Cindy Strawser shared her pics and did an excellent job making these cookies. Thanks, Cindy!

Rating:

★★★★☆ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 dozen
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 lb
    orange slice candy
  • 1/2 c
    additional flour
  • 1/2 c
    flaked coconut
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
    rolled oats

How to Make Alabama's Orange Slice Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Cream sugar, shortening and eggs until light & fluffy. Sift 2 cups flour with soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture.
  2. *Dice orange slice candy with kitchen shears (see Cindy's tips below). Mix with 1/2 cup flour and add candy mixture to first mixture.
  3. Stir in coconut, nuts and oats. Roll into 1" balls (see Cindy's tips below). Place on a greased cookie sheet and press with a fork. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes.
  4. *Note: When dicing candy, dip kitchen shears in powdered sugar frequently...see Cindy's tips below.
  5. Tips:
    Here are some tips from our fellow member, Cindy Strawser...she cut up Cherry and Orange slices and to the coconut, oats and nuts she added chocolate chips. Also, instead of having to keep dipping the shears into the powdered sugar...she cut the candies down the middle and dipped them in the powdered sugar and they sliced up great. No sticky shears to mess with. She also did not roll each cookie into a ball but dropped them from the spoon and mashed them down a bit with her fingers. She stated that this made them a little on the thick side and not flat..but NOT too thick. She said she ended up with approximately 3 1/2 dozen cookies. Thanks for the tips, Cindy!:)

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About Alabama's Orange Slice Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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