These cookies are soft and moist. They are my family's favorite cookie.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Cream together shortening, sugar, honey, egg, and orange peel. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and oats; beat well. Stir in raisins. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until evenly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

230.2 calories; 2.7 g protein; 35.2 g carbohydrates; 10.3 mg cholesterol; 140.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2007
Yummy. I took others' suggestions and cut the sugar to less than half a cup and the cookies were still quite sweet - 1/4 cup of sugar would have been plenty. I used the zest of 1 whole orange and the orange flavor really took over the cookie - you could barely taste the honey. So next time I would not go quite so crazy with the orange zest. Overall very tasty and easy. I brought some to work and they were gone in 60 seconds. Even our neighbor's picky 2.5-year-old loved them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2007
Excellent texture very moist and chewy. I love honey - however I thought they were overly sweet without having much flavor. Maybe the addition of cinnamon would have helped. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2007
Yummy. I took others' suggestions and cut the sugar to less than half a cup and the cookies were still quite sweet - 1/4 cup of sugar would have been plenty. I used the zest of 1 whole orange and the orange flavor really took over the cookie - you could barely taste the honey. So next time I would not go quite so crazy with the orange zest. Overall very tasty and easy. I brought some to work and they were gone in 60 seconds. Even our neighbor's picky 2.5-year-old loved them. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2007
Excellent texture very moist and chewy. I love honey - however I thought they were overly sweet without having much flavor. Maybe the addition of cinnamon would have helped. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2007
Yummy. I took others' suggestions and cut the sugar to less than half a cup and the cookies were still quite sweet - 1/4 cup of sugar would have been plenty. I used the zest of 1 whole orange and the orange flavor really took over the cookie - you could barely taste the honey. So next time I would not go quite so crazy with the orange zest. Overall very tasty and easy. I brought some to work and they were gone in 60 seconds. Even our neighbor's picky 2.5-year-old loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
This was a great recipe especially the great honey flavor and crunchy ouside and chewy inside. I used cinnamon in place of the orange zest and a fake egg replacement. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2003
These were very pleasant flavoured cookies. It is a great way to use up the last little bit of honey. We will make these again. I altered the recipe a little by using butter instead of shortening and 1/2 cup of sugar. Next time I might add a tsp. of orange flavouring as well. Thanks for sharing your cookies with us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
i enjoyed these cookies a lot. soft & chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside with a nice buttery flavor. i didn't have oranges so i used 1/2 tsp. orange juice in place of the orange zest and i didn't have raisins but the cookies came out perfectly. i would love to make these again with raisins! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2009
I wasn't impressed with the flavor of these cookies although I liked the texture. Next time I make these I will add some almond and/or vanilla extract to mellow the orange flavor which was just too bright. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2005
very yummy cookie I used whole wheat flour and removed 1/2 cup sugar and the cookie was still moist and yummy. The honey adds such a wonderful flavor. This cookie will appear in my cookie jar for the family OFTEN. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
I Brought these to bible study and they disappeared. I substituted butter for shortening. Sugar was decreased to 1/2 cup but could have been cut down to 1/4 cup. I used 1/2 white flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour and then for the 1/2 cup extra because of the butter I added cornmeal. I also added chocolate chips. They had plenty of taste. This is a great cookie to experiment with! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2006
Yummy and so easy! Will probably add some chopped nuts into the mix next time and omit the orange zest. Read More
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