Orange Slice Cookie Bar

Orange Candy Cookies

A wonderful dessert that’s just the perfect balance between sweet decadence and wholesome, old-fashioned goodness.

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Orange Slice Cookie Bar
A wonderful dessert that's just the perfect balance between sweet decadence and wholesome, old-fashioned goodness.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 lb orange candy slices, cut into fine pieces
Instructions
  1. Mix sliced candies with flour and stir to coat each slice.
  2. Add nuts, brown sugar and eggs (beaten) along with the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
  3. Spread on greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  5. Cool in pan.
  6. Cut into squares and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar (sifted) if you like.
  7. Makes about 24 squares.
Notes
This hand-written recipe was found scribbled down in one of Mama Peggy's many notebooks of quotes and recipes. [singlepic id=72 w=150 float=center]
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 216 Fat: 4.3 g Saturated fat: 0.6 g Unsaturated fat: 2.6 g Carbohydrates: 49.1 g Sugar: 37.1 g Fiber: 0.7 g Protein: 2.9 g Cholesterol: 30.8 mg

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Lr

omigawd! this sounds like “Aunt Dode’s Orange Slice Bars”, a recipe i lost a long time ago, but remember fondly from the 1950s… Aunt Dode was my mother’s great aunt who left many delicious recipes. I think she died in the 1950s at advanced age. It’s such fun to find this online, with another rich family history
thank YOU

Lr

Your recipe is delicious, but i kept thinking there was coconut involved with the ones from my memory. I found my recipe and managed to decipher through the water damage:
Orange Slice Cookie Bar (Aunt Dode)
Ingredients:
1 C. orange candy slices, shredded
1/2 C nuts
4 eggs, well beaten
1 tsp salt
2 C brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 T butter
2 tsp baking powder
1 T cold water (2 t. vanilla?)
2 cups flour
Instructions:
Cream brown sugar & butter. Add eggs, then sifted together dry ingredients. Add nuts and floured, shredded orange slices. Put into greased shallow pan. Bake 30 min in moderate (350ºF) oven. After done, put on topping.
Topping
Ingredients:
3T melted butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C coconut
2 T cream
Instructions:
Mix together. Put on slightly cooled bars. Put back in oven until slightly browned. Cool and slice into bars.

Kevin

That sounds delicious!

Mary Halford

My mother made these orange slice cookie bars every Christmas. They are a favorite at my house. I found a hand written recipe for them that she had sent me over forty years ago. It is almost identical to yours but she did not put cinnamon in them . Made some tonight. Brings back so many good memories

Cindy E

Was looking for this recipe. Was a Christmas favorite when I was a kid. I will be making it again. Thanks! Always sprinkled with power sugar! Yummy!

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