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Orange Slice Cookies

Yield 3 1/2 dozen
For ease in chopping candy slices, dip scissors or knife in flour.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10 orange candy slices, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

How to Make It

  1. Stir together soda and 1 1/2 tablespoons water until dissolved.

  2. Beat shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugars, beating until fluffy. Add soda mixture, eggs, and next 3 ingredients; beat until blended.

  3. Combine flour, oats, and baking powder. Gradually add to shortening mixture, beating until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

  4. Bake cookies at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  5. Stir together powdered sugar and orange juice; drizzle over cookies.