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This classic Orange Slice Oatmeal Cookie is packed with flavor and texture. Chewy and sweet orange, coconut and oats come together in this yummy and nostalgic treat.

If you’ve never had one of these before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. You will love the texture and flavor of this sweet and chewy traditional cookie. Orange slice candy has been around for a long time, but as candy evolves, we sometimes forget about the classics. This beloved candy makes a fun appearance in this delightfully flavorful cookie. Hey, try something new, or revisit an old favorite. Either way, this cookie deserves to be taken for a spin.

You will start this recipe by preheating your oven and lightly greasing a baking sheet. You will cream together your sugars and butter and then add your dry ingredients. After that, you will fold in your coconut flakes, oats and orange slice bits. You will bake these for about 10 minutes and cool before enjoying. You are going to love the zesty, sweet flavor and chewy texture of these little gems. For the skeptic who may be thinking orange slice cookies are for grandmas, we can assure you that this ain’t your grandma’s cookie. No really, it’s Linda’s. Aunt Linda’s Orange Slice Cookies.

  • Can I use unsweetened coconut flakes?

    Yes. You can use either sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes, It doesn’t change the cookie and is almost unnoticeable in terms of flavor.
  • Can I use unsalted butter?

    You can use either salted or unsalted butter without changing the cookies.
  • Can I make these cookies in advance?

    Yes. This dough can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 3 to 4 months. Be sure to mark your container with the date it was made. When you are ready to make the cookies, simply thaw the dough and follow baking instructions.

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Orange Slice Oatmeal cookies and white bowl full of orange slices
This classic Orange Slice Oatmeal Cookie is packed with flavor and texture. Chewy and sweet orange, coconut and oats come together in this yummy and nostalgic treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
  • 1 cup salted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups orange slice candies diced
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and beat well until combined.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined.
  • Cut the orange slices into small pieces. Fold into cookie dough along with oats and coconut flakes.
  • Roll into 1 1/2 to 2-inch balls and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange slice cookies
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September 19, 2020 9:15 am

5 stars
Thank you for posting this recipe. These cookies are to die for! I’m not a big fan of coconut but in this recipe it isn’t overpowering and adds a little kick. SO delicious. I very much appreciate your down home cooking videos and am working my way through them. 🥰

February 12, 2020 9:17 pm

Can you leave out the coconut. I do not have any. Will that change the recipe.

February 13, 2020 8:51 am
Reply to  Sheri

We love the added flavor and texture the coconut brings to these cookies, but you can always omit it. It will definitely change the overall taste of the recipe though.

Bruno’s mum
November 30, 2019 6:18 pm

I’m really not a fan of coconut…I’m guessing if I don’t use it the consistency will be off…do I just use more oatmeal?

November 25, 2019 2:38 pm

can i leave out the coconut…??? not a fan

February 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Reply to  Sandy

Yes, you can omit the coconut.

January 29, 2015 1:52 am

Oatmeal is a perfect powder. I have been using it for over 2 years. I love having it for my breakfast. I will try this recipe

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