Orange Candy Cookies

If you like orange slice candy you will probably love these cookies. These are a staple in our family for the holidays. I don’t particularly like them, but then again I don’t like orange slice candy. I will tell you that I am in the minority in our family because everyone else loves this recipe. 

It’s a very old fashioned recipe that was my Papa’s favorite cookie during the holidays. I don’t think it would have been Christmas in his heart without Orange slice candy cookies.

  • 1 pound bag orange candy slices (jelly candy)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound box brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 oz. of whisky
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chopped pecans


  1. Cut orange slice candy into small pieces, coat with ¼ cup of the measured flour
  2. Beat eggs till lemon colored
  3. Gradually add sugar to the eggs, and continue beating as you are adding sugar.
  4. Add vanilla and whisky
  5. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, pecans and candy
  6. Mix well
  7. Spread ½ inch thick into a 17x11x1 pan (Jelly Roll Pan)
  8. Bake at 275 degrees 20-30 minutes.
  9. Cut into bars while hot then roll into powdered sugar
  10. Cool then seal in an air tight container. 

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