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Orange Slice Cookies

Soft candy orange slices are a refreshing addition to these crispy vanilla chip cookies from Britt Strain, Idaho Falls, Idaho. To quickly cut the orange candy, use scissors, rinsing the blades with cold water occasionally to reduce sticking.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 10 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange candy slices
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Cut each orange slice into 8 pieces. Roll in 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. In a bowl, cream the butter, shortening, brown sugar and remaining sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips, pecans and orange slice pieces.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 92 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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