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Orange Creamsicle Cookies

These orange creamsicle cookies are so easy and quick to make, and have the most delicious combination of orange and vanilla flavor!

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 Cookies

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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
Servings: 24

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27 Comments

  1. I've made these cookies probably 6 times already and my family LOVES them!! My parents buy the ingrediants for me to make them every time I come home to visit because they love them so much!! My fiance is in the Marine Corps and will be in the field for Christmas so I'm making these now for him and the guys in his platoon!!

      1. 5 stars
        Mine also looked dry; I put on a disposable glove and carefully mixed in the chips and the dough came together nicely. Was careful not to over mix. They were delicious!!

  2. Okay, midstream in making these cookies and I can't see where I add the Orange extract! I went to The Girl Who Ate Everything and her recipe does not call for it! Since I think I did not get enough oranges (I only have one) I think I will add the extract with the vanilla and hope for the best!

  3. These are SO good! I added finely chopped dried apricots at the same time I added chocolate chips- turned out so good! Gave a chewy texture to these decadent cookies!

  4. How much is a cookie scoop?; like a heaping TBS.? AND How far apart on the cookie sheet? I really DON'T want my first batch to be a disaster, if I can help it.

  5. I used a standard cookie scoop and got 43-45 cookies per batch. Made one batch with the white choc chips and another with milk chic chips. Both are amazing. Definite keeper.

    1. I did that very thing this morning when I made them. However, I always put in a little extra of zest and did the same with orange juice. They were so yummy!!

  6. 5 stars
    I used orange juice instead of the orange extract, adding a bit extra, plus a bit extra orange zest. They were so yummy!! 😛

  7. I’ve tried leaving a reply, but it jumps and erases, so this is my last time.
    These look delicious. Going to have to use orange juice + a little extra zest.
    I’m excited to try. Thanks !

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