Alabama's Orange Slice Cookies
Cindy Strawser shared her pics and did an excellent job making these cookies. Thanks, Cindy!
1 1/2 cbrown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cvegetable shortening
2 call purpose flour, sifted
1 tspbaking soda
1 lborange slice candy
1/2 cadditional flour
1/2 cflaked coconut
1/2 cchopped pecans
1/2 crolled oats
How to Make Alabama's Orange Slice Cookies
- Preheat oven to 325. Cream sugar, shortening and eggs until light & fluffy. Sift 2 cups flour with soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture.
- 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.
- *Note: When dicing candy, dip kitchen shears in powdered sugar frequently...see Cindy's tips below.
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!:)