These orange creamsicle cookies are so easy and quick to make, and have the most delicious combination of orange and vanilla flavor!
This last weekend was my in-laws’ 50th wedding anniversary! My husband is the youngest of eight kids, and it was fun to have all his siblings together this weekend to celebrate. We held an open house for my in-laws on Saturday and I offered (probably stupidly!) to do a dessert buffet. Let’s just say it involved a crazy amount of baking over a short period of time… yikes! All things considered, though, everything turned out really well and the food was delicious. I’m excited to share some of the recipes I made over the next few days.
I’ve made these orange creamsicle cookies before, but it’s been a long time and I decided they needed an updated post with some new pictures. These cookies are so soft and flavorful! Geoff and I agreed that they taste just like a creamsicle. I love the contrast of the bright orange zest with the creamy and sweet white chocolate chips. They come out of the oven just slightly crisp around the edges, but still soft and gooey in the middle. They are so delicious!
Orange Creamsicle CookiesPrint Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with parchment or spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, orange extract, and orange zest, and mix until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop rounded scoops of dough onto the prepared pans (I used a cookie scoop to make them more uniform). Bake 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom.