Looking for a way to take your oatmeal cookies to the NEXT LEVEL? How about add orange slice candies?!
We are going to a Chinese New Year’s Party this weekend, and oranges are meant to bring good luck.
In looking for recipes that included orange that wouldn’t interfere with the meal I knew our hosts would have planned, I came across a couple of orange cookie recipes.
I was looking for something different, so I tried two different recipes. Today I am featuring the Orange Slice and Oatmeal Cookies.
It’s kind of like substituting chopped candy orange slices for the raisins in your oatmeal cookies.
If you’re a fan of these sweet jelly gum drops, you’re gonna love these cookies.
And if this doesn’t strike your fancy, or even if it does, tomorrow’s post is going to kick it up a little bit more with Orange Cookie #2: Orange Creamsicle White Chocolate Chips Cookies! oooooo laaaa laaa!
ORANGE SLICE & OATMEAL COOKIES (as found on AllRecipes.com)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups orange-flavored fruit slice jelly candies, chopped
In large mixing bowl, cream together sugars and shortening till fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into creamed mixture.
Stir in the oats and chopped orange slice candies (Hint: dip a pair of kitchen shears into a glass of hot water or spray with a non-stick spray to make snipping the orange slices easier)
Using about one tablespoon of mixture for each cookie, roll into one inch balls. Place on greased cookie sheets.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
Cheers & Hugs,