My dear hubby told of a cookie he used to eat when he was a boy. I had never heard of Orange Slice cookies, but thought I'd look for the recipe and make him happy. I made them, and yes, by golly, he was happy!
then I lost the recipe.
Hooray for the internet! After trying a few other recipes, both my hubby & my son said
this was THE recipe!
It;s very easy. I start by chopping the candy orange slices (not a real orange!) by dipping my kitchen scissors in flour or sugar - that way they don't get too sticky and clump up on the scissors or knife! Then I grab a damp paper towel, the scissors and the orange slices and head to the TV to watch a show while I sit and cut the slices. I use the damp paper towel to occassionally wipe the candy goop off of the scissors. After I am done, I mix all the ingredients together.
Then I roll them into little 1" balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Be careful and don't tilt the cookie sheet....
Or you will end up with a big clump of little 1" cookie balls!
don't ask me how I know this..... :D
Bake for recommended time - my oven usually takes a bit longer, but I try to undercook them ever so slightly so they still remain chewy.
Yum. Excuse me while I devour the whole cookie sheet.....
I'd like to thank southernfood.about.com for saving my hide and having this recipe on their website after I lost it the first time!