Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday is Cookie Day


Hi All!

Sonny Boy and his girlfriend are holding a garage sale today to raise money to help with their move from California to Virginia where Sonny Boy will attend graduate school.

I'll be helping them out, parading around in my tube top and ultra-low shorts, to attract buyers to the merchandise in the driveway.

You, however, can be in the relative safety and sanity of your very own kitchen making some of these orange slice cookies.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped orange slices candy


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture.

Finally, stir in the oats, coconut and candy orange slices. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Betty's Notes: I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. These cookies (like me) are very sweet, so you can cut back on the sugars a little. Also, spraying your scissors with PAM will help with the cutting of the orange slices.

Personally, I think a little cinnamon would be great in here and the next time I make them I am going to add walnuts. That's right. Chopped walnuts. Just try and stop me.....

Happy Saturday!


36 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Mmmm...orange candy slices and coconut? That sounds good.
My hubby might like them the way they are. He has a very high sugar tolerance. LOL

Old Kitty said...

Only the foolhardy would try and stop you, BB!! You add as much walnuts as you want!! Yay!! Take care
x

Brian said...

I can almost smell those cookies backing clear down here!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Sounds delicious. Good luck with the garage sale!

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Yum! I like the idea of adding walnuts! Have fun and good luck! I hope the short shorts don't ride up too much! ;-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Nummy.

Madi and Mom said...

LOL BB we know the garage sale will be a smashing success with your help. Tell Sonny boy to use the money to buy an spare a/c cause it is hot a blue blazes here on the East coast.
Hugs
Madi and Mom

Joan said...

I had no idea Saturday was cookie day! If you say so, then I must bake today. =)

Out on the prairie said...

These are good I have had them before.

EmptyNester said...

I'll have to make these for my dad- they have some of his favorite ingredients!

Teresa Evangeline said...

Cookies made with orange slices. Whodathunkit? My dad would have loved them.

1979 was a very good year for tube tops and short shorts. Not so good since.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Speaking strictly for myself.

Eva Gallant said...

Orange slices in the cookies! That's different. I'll bet they would be good with walnuts, too!

Anonymous said...

without photos, it didnt happen... :)

Laura said...

My husband loves those orange slices, so I'm pretty sure these would go over well here!
But no a/c and the promise of another hot muggy day. Maybe Monday (when it's supposed to be in the 70's) will be cookie day here!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will there be a YouTube video of the garage sale posted later?

Pat said...

Hope the garage sale goes well. I think we need to see a photo of you in that tube top! Ha ha!

Baby Sister said...

Hmmm...nummy!! I'll have to try those. Good luck at the sale!!

Marg said...

That is too funny, your outfit while parading around. I bet that garage sale had a lot of attention. Those cookies look just yummy. We might have to try making them. And we will add walnuts and cinnamon too. Take care and have a great week end.

Hilary said...

You're too funny.. that tube top remark.

I hope the sale goes well and those cookies.. I'm sure they're gone by now. They sound yummy.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks for the recipe.....looks good.

Yvonne.

Dawn said...

Yum! Sounds delicious....although I don't know if I want to turn my oven on today...
Maybe I will head out to the sale...
:)

jenny_o said...

Hope you don't cause a rash of car accidents from yard-sale-drivers rubbernecking at your attire!

Nicole said...

You know, when I look at a recipe, I scroll down each of the ingredients and think.. Yes.. yes.. yes... YES!

Daisy said...

I'm all for the walnuts. I want to add walnuts to cookies all the time, but my sons don't like walnuts, so I don't put them in. Sigh. Life is all about compromise, I suppose. :-)

The cookies look yummy, Betty. Good luck to your son with the garage sale.

Ms. A said...

Just the mention of orange slices reminds me of my grandparents. Bet they would have loved these cookies.

Joyful said...

Good luck with the sale and fundraising. You are clever using those "marketing" tactics ;-)

Bouncin' Barb said...

What a good Mom to don a tube top and low rise shorts to help son out. I bet he raises double!!!

Flartus said...

Nice try attempting to distract us with cookies, but you can tell we're far more interested in your garage sale garb.

Now, if you had involved chocolate somehow, the cookies might have had a fighting chance. MIGHT have.

Venassa said...

Mmm orange candy slices in cookies would be yummy. I never thought of sticking candy in my cookies before.

Ann said...

Since it's a little on the hot side again, I'll keep the oven off and tuck this recipe away for a cooler day.
I hope you remembered you sun screen while you were parading in your tube top and shorts

Marlene said...

Orange slice cookies sound divine, and I happen to have orange slice candy at home! The problem is, it's 100 degrees out (and has been all week long, with no end in sight). I can't bear to turn on the oven...let alone a light!

Emily Rittel-King said...

Wow. The orange slices are a great idea. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Well there's just nothing sexier than a tube top I don't think.... ;)

Loving the looks of those cookies Betty!

Hope the garage sale was a success!

xo Catherine

faye said...

Just gimme the bag of orange slices...
pronto !!

Pat Tillett said...

Oh Yum!
I want, not make that need some NOW!