Orange Creamsicle Cookies

One of my favorite flavors from childhood is orange creamsicle.  There was nothing better on a hot summer day than a creamsicle bar.

I love the combination of orange and vanilla.  In fact, last week when we were in Utah, in 30 degree temperatures I might add, I saw the board at Taco Amigo in Orem advertising their new Orange Freeze.  The girls and I made a quick trip through the drive through window.  I guess it’s never too cold for a good Orange Freeze!  It was delicious.

So after spending 5 days away from my kitchen I was itching to do some baking this week.  I had orange creamsicle on my mind and decided to experiment with a few orange cookie recipes.  Let’s just say the first recipe is not making the blog but the second one is!

The combination of orange and white chocolate chips in a cookie is delicious – almost as good as an orange creamsicle.

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I think it would be a perfect addition to any cookie plates you might be putting together for the holidays too.  Orange is a nice flavor to add in with all of that chocolate and peppermint we seem to end up with at Christmas.

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This recipe originally comes from the magazine Southern Living.  The orange flavored cookie is light and refreshing and the addition of white chocolate chips just makes it even better.

Do you have a favorite flavor from childhood?

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Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 2/3 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange rind
  • 2 tsp orange extract
  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 C white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Mix together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy
  • Add egg, orange rind, and extract, mix well
  • Add together the flour, baking soda, and salt; slowly add to sugar mixture, mix just until blended Stir in white chocolate chips
  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment covered sheet
  • Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned
  • Cool for a few minutes on baking sheet and then move to a cooling rack

Comments

  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    I have a recipe that is almost identical to this except it has 1 tsp. of Vanilla extract. I think it gives the flavor of the vanilla ice cream. Try these frozen they are excellent! My husband likes them best only a few minutes out of the freezer.

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    Susan says:

    This is also my favorite flavor. There is a restaurant in West Seattle that makes the most delicious creamsicle milk shake. So yummy, I think I need to get one. I will definity try this recipe and pass on to my sister who also likes this flavor. She has a recipe for a cake in this flavor.

  3. 3
    Suzanne says:

    These sound really good. Thanks for the recipe!

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    jeana says:

    my recipe is similar but calls for Tang, so it gives it a nice citrus bite to go with the sweet creaminess

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    Chaffy says:

    These sound great, I am going to try them for a cookie exchange. How many cookies did this make?

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    Jenifer says:

    Oh my goodness! This recipe sounds so divine. I’ve posted on my food blog and linked back to you. Let me know if that’s a problem. One day when you come to Utah, I’d love to meet you. I love your site.

    ~Jenifer

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    Leigh Anne says:

    Jenifer, Thanks for sharing them on your blog. I’ll have to have a Utah blog readers get together on one of my trips to Utah – that would be so fun. Probably won’t be back until April.

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    Jolyn Iboy says:

    I just tried this cookie recipe yesterday for a cookie exchange between some other gals at church and these cookies were amazing! I love ‘em! They turned out soooo good. I can never get cookies to turnout very good but these turned out really good. Thank you for sharing this! They’re so yummy!

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    Hannah says:

    I made a batch of these yesterday and brought them to my small group last night, thinking that my husband and I would still be left with half a batch or so to eat throughout the week. Wrong! They were completely devoured! I’ll definitely be making them again (though I might use fewer chocolate chips – I think 1 to 1 1/2 cups would be plenty). Thanks!
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    Susan says:

    Leigh Anne – I made these when my sons family was visiting at Christmas time. They all loved them. He is on vacation for 10 days before going back to Afganistan and he requested that I make these especially for him. Last deployment his unit voted on the best cookies I had made for them, he shares the cookies with his unit. I put those cookies in a family/history/recipes Storybook cookbook with the pictures of part of his unit. I made him these cookies today for a pre-cookie taste before he deploiys in April. My favorite things to make cookies with are a Kitchenaid Mixer, Cookie dough scooper and Parchment paper as I start out first thing in the morning with brownies and while they are baking I can get 3 to 4 batches of cookie dough ready to cook. I like to make, bake, vacuum pack and mail all in the same day. One time I didn’t put in brownies and one of his soldiers asked where were the brownies. Thanks so much for all the great recipes that I get from your site.

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