For ease in chopping candy slices, dip scissors or knife in flour.

Alma Shuma, Carrollton, Texas
Recipe by Southern Living December 1998

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
3 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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