This recipe is my own adaptation of a recipe that came from my husband's grandmother. I made a few changes to suit my own family's tastes. These cookies are a big hit with kids as well as adults.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Stir in the oats, and the orange candy. NOTE: 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 (175 degrees C) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 10.3mg 3% DV; sodium 91.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2011
I m somewhat torn on this review this is an absolutely beautiful cookie thick and pretty with little orange chunks of the orange candy peeking through. They re the prized light and crispy along the edges and soft and chewy on the inside. Just a perfect cookie but in my view not as good as it could be because I m afraid of the orange slice candy which made these TOO sweet. Hubs however would disagree. He loved the little pockets of intense orange sweetness. For myself I d love to see any number of things substituted for the candy (chocolate chips dried berries coconut nuts chopped candy bars raisins etc.) given that the cookie itself was so perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/19/2011
Makes way more orange cookies than you'll ever want. The batter is the same as in a good oatmeal raisin cookie recipe though. So put raisins in it instead and it will at least be healthy instead of so overly sugary. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2011
I m somewhat torn on this review this is an absolutely beautiful cookie thick and pretty with little orange chunks of the orange candy peeking through. They re the prized light and crispy along the edges and soft and chewy on the inside. Just a perfect cookie but in my view not as good as it could be because I m afraid of the orange slice candy which made these TOO sweet. Hubs however would disagree. He loved the little pockets of intense orange sweetness. For myself I d love to see any number of things substituted for the candy (chocolate chips dried berries coconut nuts chopped candy bars raisins etc.) given that the cookie itself was so perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2007
These were really tasty cookies. Crispy like a sugar cookie chewy candy orange bits that were a surprisingly nice change. Next time I will cut the candies into smaller bits. I cut each one into 4 pieces but even smaller would have been better. I only got 4 dozen cookies from this instead of the stated 6. These could probably be done with spice drop candies and other gummy candies as well. The batter is really great on it's own and doesn't really even need the candy to make the cookie good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2003
I just made these and they are wonderful. Even my picky husband liked them. The orange slices add a great sweet taste. A real keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2011
I'm on my wife's account to post this review: These are just like my grandma made when I was a little boy nearly 30 years ago. After my wife heard about these seemingly strange cookies she found this recipe and made them for me. She also took extras to a party and they were a huge hit with the kids. I think the adults looked at them like "what's in here?" but the kids (and I) had 4 or 5 cookies each.:) Like I said they were a hit with the kids. And if you're an adult and had these as a kid....you'll like them too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2006
This was a yummy oatmeal cookie and the orange flavor made it especially unique. Next time I make it I will be sure to snip the orange slices into smaller pieces. I cut them along the "sections" and the bits were too big. All in all a hit. I had several requests for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
I added a cup of chopped walnuts and baked only 6 minutes at 350 degrees. Made a wonderful chewy cookie. Everybody wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2008
Exactly what I remember my Mom making when I was a kid. I followed the recipe word for word and they came out perfectly. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2008
This is the recipe my MIL used. I had misplaced mine and was delighted to see it again. Made these for DH for Valentine's day; he was delighted and enjoyed the cookies but didn't like the walnuts I had added per a reviewer's suggestion; I prefer the cookies with nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
Unbelievable! Just like I remembered from grade school! These were a huge hit a a party-everyone wanted the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/19/2011
Makes way more orange cookies than you'll ever want. The batter is the same as in a good oatmeal raisin cookie recipe though. So put raisins in it instead and it will at least be healthy instead of so overly sugary. Read More
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