Orange Slice Cookies remind me of childhood. These soft, delicious cookies are made with orange slice candy and taste amazing. It is a retro Christmas cookie you will love.
WHAT ARE ORANGE SLICE COOKIES?
Orange slice cookies are simply vanilla-flavored cookies made with orange slice candy. The flavors of vanilla and orange go together perfectly.
My recipe for these old-fashioned orange slice cookies creates a SOFT cookie that is packed with orange candies and white chocolate chips for even more YUM.
We always had these around Christmas time when I was a kid, but they are a cookie that can be eaten any time of year!
WHAT KIND OF ORANGE CANDY IS USED?
These retro cookies call for orange slice candy. Sometimes this candy is called fruit slice candy. They are jelly-type candy and usually coated in sugar.
It can come in different flavors and you could definitely try different flavors other than orange if you wanted.
I like to buy the thick orange slice candy and then it is cut into smaller pieces for the cookies. Many people consider orange slice candy to be an old-fashioned type of candy.
You can typically still buy these in the store. Gas stations and convenience stores usually sell these in the area with bags of candy that are $2 each. If you don’t see any in your local stores it is easy to buy them online.
INGREDIENTS FOR OLD-FASHIONED ORANGE SLICE COOKIES
These tasty little treats contain the basic ingredients you would find in a cookie recipe. I modified the recipe to make these a softer cookie by adding in some pudding mix!
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Butter, softened
- Brown sugar
- Instant vanilla pudding
- Oorange slice candy
- White chocolate chips
HOW TO MAKE SOFT ORANGE SLICE COOKIES
I will admit I don’t like making cookies. To me, it is a long process and takes a lot of time putting batches in and out of the oven. BUT…sometimes I get a hankering for a certain cookie and it is worth the trouble! These soft delectable cookies are definitely worth my time in the kitchen.
STEP ONE: COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS
Start off by combining the flour and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
STEP TWO: MIX INGREDIENTS
Now combine the butter (softened), brown sugar, pudding mix, and white sugar in a large mixing bowl. If you forgot to soften your butter, try these tips.
Cream the ingredients together with a mixer.
Add the beaten eggs and vanilla into the creamed mixture and mix.
Slowly add in the flour mixture and continue mixing the dough until it is well combined.
STEP THREE: FOLD IN CANDY
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Gently fold in the diced orange slice candy pieces and the white chocolate chips into the cookie dough mixture.
STEP FOUR: BAKE
Roll the cookie dough into small balls with about 1 tablespoon of dough. Place balls of dough on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Place the cookie sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until the tops start to brown slightly.
Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack to cool.
I was able to get about 3 dozen cookies out of this recipe.
ORANGE SLICE COOKIES RECIPE
You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions for these soft orange slice cookies via the recipe card below.
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- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla or orange flavored pudding
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup orange slice candy diced into small pieces
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside for now.
Now cream together the butter, brown sugar, pudding mix and white sugar in a large bowl.
Beat the eggs and vanilla into the creamed mixture.
Slowly add the flour mixture to your creamed mixture until well combined.
Gently fold in the orange slice candy and the white chocolate chips.
Roll into small balls with about 1 tablespoon of dough and drop onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until top starts to brown.
This made about 3 dozen cookies for me.
Serving size is 2 cookies.
If you loved these cookies, be sure to check out these other great dessert recipes:
- Banana Bread Cookies (with glaze!)
- Gummy Bear Heart Cookies
- Adorable Grinch Cookies for Christmas
- Reindeer Gingersnap Cookies
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