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Orange Creamsicle Cookies

I bet you’ve never had cookies quite like this before!

Orange creamsicle is one of the quintessential flavors of summer. With its sweet, subtle citrusy taste, it’s no wonder people go crazy for orange creamsicle!

What started out as an ice cream treat has turned into so much more. There are dozens of orange creamsicle recipes out there, but I wanted to try this one first. This cookie recipe is made super simple by using a base of cake mix. Add on some additional flavors, some butter, cream cheese, and white chocolate chips, and you’ve got yourself one tasty treat.

To get started on these decadent cookies, preheat the oven to 350F. Then, line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside for later. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, orange extract, vanilla extract, cream cheese, and egg with an electric mixer until smooth. Slowly add the cake mix and mix well.

Optional: add orange food coloring if until the cookie dough reaches your desired orange color.

Next, fold white chocolate chips into the dough. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. I know, I know, you want to make these cookies asap, but this is an important step!

Once the agonizing wait is over, form the dough into 24 balls. Roll each one in the powdered sugar and then place on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove from the pan and finish cooling on a wire cooling rack.

That’s it! Get the full ingredient list and recipe below!

Makes 2 dozen cookies

5m prep time

12m cook time

30m inactive

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Rated by 14 reviewers
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box orange cake mix
  • Orange food coloring (or 1 part red to 2 parts yellow) optional
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, orange extract, vanilla extract, cream cheese, and egg with an electric mixer until smooth. Slowly add the cake mix and mix well.
  3. Optional: add orange food coloring if until the cookie dough reaches your desired orange color.
  4. Fold white chocolate chips into the dough. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Form the dough into 24 balls. Roll each in the powdered sugar and then place on prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove from the pan and finish cooling on a wire cooling rack.

Recipe adapted from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.

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