To make orange slice cookies, combine a 9-ounce package of cake mix, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 cup of chopped pecans and 10 chopped pieces of orange candy slices. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for eight to 10 minutes, or until the edges brown.
An alternative orange slice cookies recipe uses 10 to 12 ounces of white baking chips, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 1 cup of butter. Additional ingredients include 4 cups of all purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 cup of shortening and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. This recipe requires 20 minutes of preparation time and 10 minutes of baking time. It yields 10 dozen cookies, which serves approximately 60 people.
Cut each orange slice into eight pieces, roll them in 1/4 cup of sugar, and set aside. Cream the remaining sugar, the packed brown sugar, butter and shortening in a bowl. Add 1 egg at a time, and beat the mixture well. Beat in the vanilla. Mix the baking soda, salt and flour, and add them gradually into the mixture. Stir in the orange slice pieces, pecans and baking chips.
Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Place the balls 2 inches from one another on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake them in a preheated oven at 370 degrees Fahrenheit until they are golden brown. Remove the wire rack, and allow the cookies to cool before serving them.