Orange Slice Cookies

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2010 Christmas Cookie Exchange
Featured Cookie – Shared by Kelli

Orange Slice Cookies
candy, glaze, orange juice

Do you like orange slice candy?  If you do, you’ll love these tasty bar cookies.  The finished product is a little messy and they aren’t the prettiest cookie on the plate…but the taste will surprise you!  My grandmother use to keep orange slices on hand so she would have loved making these cookies. 

Orange Slice Cookies
4 eggs
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup nuts (pecans preferred)
2 tablespoon fresh orange juice
2 cups orange slice candies
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt

1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon melted butter

Cut orange slice candies into pieces.  Mix together orange juice and vanilla and pour over the orange slice pieces.  Let sit for 1 hour.  Mix flour and salt together.  Beat eggs and gradually add the brown sugar.  Add the rest of the ingredients by alternating between the candies, the nuts and dry ingredients.  Place dough in a greased and floured 9X13 pan and cook for 30-35 minutes at 300 degree F.  Cookies are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Prepare the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, butter and orange juice.  Pour glaze over cookies after baking while the cookies are still warm.  Slice.

It is sometimes hard to get the middle cookies done without burning the ends.  Play with the time and temperature setting for your oven.