Thursday, December 11, 2014

jane's orange slice chocolate chip cookies

just last week padre reminded me of one of the coolest things. every december my adopted grandma used to make an assortment of delicious cookies which she packed into a shirt box and delivered to our house.  how could i forget that?! how!?!

anyway, the one cookie that my brother and i most looked forward to was the orange slice and chocolate chip kind. 

yeah, orange slices. the candy kind. like these.

i'm certain that if you grew up in the southern u.s. or have a southern grandma (adopted or not), then you know of orange slice cookies. it's a staple. (or at least it was a staple).  i'm not sure if you were lucky enough to have chocolate mixed in with the orange though.

besides the taste, what makes these so special is the stained glass quality of the orange candy. i used to hold them up to a light like this:

so i would be sure to get a more orange flavored cookie. the one above i would have left for my brother but this one:

awwwww yeah. that is the damn ticket.


1 cup (2 sticks) butter

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup (1/2 package) milk chocolate chips

1 cup orange slices, cut into small pieces

Heat oven to 375°.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer 

until creamy.  Add eggs, beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to butter 

mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and orange pieces. Drop by teaspoons onto 

ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool slightly and remove from 

cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.  Makes 5 dozen cookies.

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