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Coconut Orange Slice Cookies

This is a family recipe that was handed down to me. The coconut and orange combination gives them a distinctive taste unlike any other cookie I've had. They're perfect for Christmas! —Patricia Ann Stickler, Durand, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups orange candy slices, chopped
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats, orange candy and coconut.
  • Shape dough into 2-in. balls; place 3 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are set and edges begin to brown, 15-18 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Cutting the orange candies on a cutting board sprinkled with granulated sugar will help keep it from sticking together after it's cut.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 285 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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    • lobryant
      Apr 26, 2020

      LOVE this cookie!! I did make smaller cookies. These were a hit and kept well in an airtight storage container. Several batches later, we aren't tired of these. Cutting the orange slices was a little difficult and time-consuming, but it was worth the effort!

    • redcow
      Oct 26, 2019

      Love this cookie and the texture. You might not know it contains coconut at first bite. I will definitely make these again. I will say that cutting the orange slices into small pieces was a challenge. I sugared my cutting board and knife to help prevent sticking. I used my cookie scoop to form the cookies, so they were smaller. I got 4 dozen and only had to bake about 11 minutes.

    • Inga
      Aug 29, 2019

      Thanks for this cool recipe. I like this cookies. I'll make them for weekends. Every day I cook healthy protein cookies. All my family loves my protein cookies. They're really tasty and simple to cook. I found recipe of protein cookies here