These are delicious oatmeal cookies with cut-up orange jelly slices in them. Kids love them!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the oats, coconut and candy orange slices. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

112 calories; 4.6 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 112 mg sodium. 16.8 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2007
STICKY FINGERS!!! This recipe makes a good cookie. They are easy to make but cutting up the orange slice candy is tedious and sticky but not difficult. I cut the regular sugar to 1/2 cup since the candy and the coconut add sweetness and sugar already. One trick that worked well for me was having the bowl of sifted dry ingredients handy when I cut up the orange candy. I dropped the cut candy into the flour mixture which prevented them from clumping when I mixed the batter. I dipped my fingertips in the flour and that helped to keep the candy from clinging to my fingers. I also added the coconut to the flour mix and tossed it all together before adding to the sugar/egg mixture. It's nice to have a cookie recipe on hand that doesn't have nuts since so many people are allergic to them these days. I like nuts myself and think that chopped macadamias would be good in these for some crunch and another hint of the tropics. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/24/2008
The flavor was DELICIOUS don't get me wrong. But the cookies spread too much and came out flat as pancakes! I think next time I'll increase the flour/butter ratio and add some baking powder so they rise some. Snipping the orange candy and dunking them in flour was also a great tip--not too tedious SO worth it. Read More
(11)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2007
STICKY FINGERS!!! This recipe makes a good cookie. They are easy to make but cutting up the orange slice candy is tedious and sticky but not difficult. I cut the regular sugar to 1/2 cup since the candy and the coconut add sweetness and sugar already. One trick that worked well for me was having the bowl of sifted dry ingredients handy when I cut up the orange candy. I dropped the cut candy into the flour mixture which prevented them from clumping when I mixed the batter. I dipped my fingertips in the flour and that helped to keep the candy from clinging to my fingers. I also added the coconut to the flour mix and tossed it all together before adding to the sugar/egg mixture. It's nice to have a cookie recipe on hand that doesn't have nuts since so many people are allergic to them these days. I like nuts myself and think that chopped macadamias would be good in these for some crunch and another hint of the tropics. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2007
STICKY FINGERS!!! This recipe makes a good cookie. They are easy to make but cutting up the orange slice candy is tedious and sticky but not difficult. I cut the regular sugar to 1/2 cup since the candy and the coconut add sweetness and sugar already. One trick that worked well for me was having the bowl of sifted dry ingredients handy when I cut up the orange candy. I dropped the cut candy into the flour mixture which prevented them from clumping when I mixed the batter. I dipped my fingertips in the flour and that helped to keep the candy from clinging to my fingers. I also added the coconut to the flour mix and tossed it all together before adding to the sugar/egg mixture. It's nice to have a cookie recipe on hand that doesn't have nuts since so many people are allergic to them these days. I like nuts myself and think that chopped macadamias would be good in these for some crunch and another hint of the tropics. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
After being on the site for many years this is the first time I have posted a review. I HAD to! These are sooooo good. My husband loves orange slices so I had to try it. I'm so glad I did he LOVED them. I did use orange extract as others suggested but forgot the zest and the coconut it didn't matter because the orange slices gave it just the right flavor. I also took the suggestions of cutting the candies in sugar and tried flour. The flour worked the best. After eating a few I started to think these might be really good with Spiced Gum Drops too. And they are!!! So I'm off to make my third batch in a week!!! Thank you so much for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2008
The flavor was DELICIOUS don't get me wrong. But the cookies spread too much and came out flat as pancakes! I think next time I'll increase the flour/butter ratio and add some baking powder so they rise some. Snipping the orange candy and dunking them in flour was also a great tip--not too tedious SO worth it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2006
These are sooo good! I used pure orange extract for the vanilla...it gave a very subtle orange taste. I cut the orange slices up into raisin size pieces & then noticed that they wre sticking together (due to the unsugared parts after they were cut) so I sprinkled sugar on them & gave them a toss working the clumps apart. Tedious but worth it. These have great texture for an oatmeal cookie. I will use the base recipe & try other additives besides the orange slices. Not that they weren't very good but there is a lot of candies out there I don't want to play favorites. LOL Thansk for a wonderful cookie recipe Louise! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
I was so happy to have stumbled across this recipe - it was like you peaked into my pantry and made a cookie out of what was in there. I made half of these exactly as written and while they were delicious they were not as 'puffy' as I like my cookies to be so I added a bit more flour (about 1/2 cup) and the second half were perfection. Great tip by the way about sprinkling the cut up orange slices w/ sugar to keep them from sticking together. Next time I may add some macadamia nuts to these to give them even more of a tropical flavor. Great post! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
Moist juicy really good. This cookie recipie was loved by my whole family big and little. I am in the process of passing the recipie around to numerous people Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
Update: My son came home and declared these the best cookies ever so I will have bump up my rating. Very 'kid-friendly'! He loved them. Original review: I am undecided about these cookies. Very pretty--kind of reminded me of an unspiced snickerdoodle (nicely cracked on top). But I am not sure about the taste. Maybe I didn't cut my orange slices up as small as they should have been because the orange bits sat there like lumps and biting into them inside the cookie kind of clamped my jaws together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
OH YUM! These are FANTASTIC! My mom's birthday is coming up and I was happy to find a recipe for orange slice cookies from a really old church cookbook. (I remember that orange slices were one of my mom's favorite candies as I was growing up.) Well the cookies from the cookbook were a disaster. There must have been missing ingredients/wrong amounts.. I was so upset! Then I went to Allrecipes.com and did a search and--hooray!--I came across this one and just made them and are they ever GOOD! Whoever said that these cookies could be habit-forming is correct! I will try to get the prettiest ones packaged up and in the mail tomorrow.:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2011
I baked the first batch as instructed even coating the chopped candy to keep them from clumping and every single cookie cemented to the pans. I pried off ugly chunks. The second batch I put in an 8x8 pan and baked as bar cookies and they turned out a lot better. Good flavor but I will not repeat this mess again. Read More
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