The orange flavored cookie is light and refreshing and the addition of white chocolate chips just makes it even better.
Orange creamsicle cookies are a fun take on one of my favorite flavors from childhood!
When I was a kid, there was nothing better on a hot summer day than an orange creamsicle bar. I love the combination of orange and vanilla. In fact, last week I was in San Diego with some girlfriends and we went to the local ice cream place and when I saw they had orange creamsicle ice cream on the menu, I knew what I was getting. It was so good!! I was really glad the scoops were huge!
So after spending a week away from my kitchen I was itching to do some baking. I had orange creamsicle on my mind and decided to experiment with a few orange cookie recipes.
The combination of orange and white chocolate chips in a cookie is delicious, almost as good as an orange creamsicle. The orange flavored cookie is light and refreshing and the addition of white chocolate chips just makes it even better.
How to Make Orange Creamsicle Cookies
- These cookies use both orange extract which you can find in the baking aisle, and orange zest. I use a micro planer to make my zest, it’s one of my favorite kitchen tools.
- I always line my baking sheets with parchment paper and use my favorite large baking sheets. Having a good heavy cookie sheet can make a big difference in how your cookies bake and brown.
- To make sure I get round, evenly shaped cookies I always use a cookie scoop. I have several different sizes but this one is my favorite size for cookies.
- Don’t over bake these cookies, you want them to just be slightly browned around the edges.
Do you have a favorite flavor from childhood?
Orange Creamsicle Cookies Recipes
Orange Creamsicle Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2/3 cups light brown sugar
- 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp orange zest
- 2 tsp orange extract
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 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
Originally posted Dec 1, 2010
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