Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a holiday favorite from my mother. She makes these every year.
- 1 (12 ounce) boxcrushed vanilla wafers
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- 1⁄2-1 cup oleo
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice, thawed (undiluted)
- coconut or powdered sugar
- Mix crushed wafers with sugar.
- Add melted oleo.
- Add nuts; then add juice.
- Stir well.
- Make into balls and roll in fine coconut or powdered sugar.
What a blast of orange flavor, excellent! My girls and I just finished making these, very easy. I used the larger end of a melon baller to make our tiny bite size cookies. Sorry Lennie, our cookie count was 157.
Made these for a party - man were they good. Substituted flour for about a third of the powdered sugar due to error... I accidentally poured a whole 12 oz can of orange juice in instead of the 6 without thinking, forcing a double of the recipe. Since I was almost out of sugar and don't prefer too sweet of cookies I subbed flour. I think they were perfect.
This sweet treat is a real delight. I left out the nuts due to a family member's request and they taste just great without them. Vanilla wafers come in 250g boxes here in Canada, so I had to use 1-1/2 boxes to equal the 12-oz box called for in this recipe. One important difference: my yield was 76 balls, using my 1-inch scoop. Rolled in coconut, these are terrific!