A wonderful dessert that’s just the perfect balance between sweet decadence and wholesome, old-fashioned goodness.
Orange Slice Cookie Bar
A wonderful dessert that's just the perfect balance between sweet decadence and wholesome, old-fashioned goodness.
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups plain flour (not self-rising)
- 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)
- Mix sliced candies with flour and stir to coat each slice.
- Add nuts, brown sugar and eggs (beaten) along with the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
- Spread on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Cool in pan.
- Cut into squares and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar (sifted) if you like.
- Makes about 24 squares.
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
What size pan?
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!
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
That sounds delicious!
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)
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
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.
3T melted butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C coconut
2 T cream
Mix together. Put on slightly cooled bars. Put back in oven until slightly browned. Cool and slice into bars.
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