Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Ahhh…spring is here. Do you remember those orange creamsicle popsicles as a kid? Well these taste just like them. Cookies with a hint of orange and creamy vanilla morsels. The center of the cookie just melts in your mouth. Take some time out from doing your taxes and make these instead.  Don’t they just scream SPRING!

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (for me that was the zest of 2 oranges)
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and white chocolate chips.
  4. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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  1. These look super Yummers!!

  2. Huge fan of your blog and recipes! I have even given The Girl Who Ate Everything an award over at my own cooking blog!

    http://www.heatherskitchenconcoctions.com

  3. WTF???!!!! Hold the phone. I could never have imagined a creamsicle merging with a cookie, but I’ll damned if this isn’t genius. So excited. The only thing missing is the ice cream truck bell:( Bless you lady.

  4. Traci made these when we were visiting her and they were so good. Jaxon was just asking me for them today. I was actually surprised he even remembered them.

  5. Wow! This is great!! Your cookies have a lovely color.

  6. chunky, soft and FABULOUS i’m sure.

  7. Can you use orange extract?

  8. @Alanya/Ally,
    I’m sure you could use orange extract. I love the little flecks of orange zest sprinkled through. I’ve done it before with about around a teaspoon or more of orange extract. You might have to add more to your taste.
    Christy

  9. These sound so good! I saw these back on Baked Perfection as well, but forgot about them! Thanks for the new obsession ;)

  10. Oh, Wow! I think I’m in love. I will be making these very very soon—adding oranges to the shopping list asap!

    Thanks for sharing :)

  11. i love all things creamsicle, but never thought of having it as a cookie. can’t wait to try this!

  12. I used to love creamsicles!! A creamsicle cookie is such a great idea!

  13. I loved those popsicles! Cookies that taste like that would be awesome :)

  14. Yum! I can’t wait to try them!

  15. These are sooooo good. I saw them yesterday on Tastespotting and had to make them right away. They do taste like Creamsicles! Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe, Betty

  16. I made these today…..AMAZING! I did have to pat mine SLIGHTLY with the back of a spoon before baking, but SERIOUSLY…AWESOME! I am bringing them for a BBQ tomorrow so I am excited to get feedback!

    Love your blog, THANKS so much! It is one of my top “go to’s” for recipes!

  17. Yum! Creamsicles were, like, the only popsicles I ever wanted. These cookies sound incredible!

  18. They’re so sunny and fresh looking!

    My mom would love these!

  19. Awesome! “Light, fluffy, creamy..fantastic”- a direct quote from my husband!
    And I have to agree..these are a new favorite in this house. Thanks!

  20. yum! thanks for the recipe. I’ll have to try it out for my little cookie monsters. cute blog!
    nicole visiting from
    http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

  21. I made these last night, and they are AMAZING. Everyone at work loved them, too. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. I made these for a baby shower today, they were a huge hit. I made the last few cookies with some lemon zest added in with the orange zest, and I think I liked it better! They are so yummy!

  23. I’m looking for a recipe I thought I saw on your site. It used Crescent rolls, shrimp, cocktail sause for sure. And I think cream cheese. Anyone know about anything similar. They were served whole. Jill

  24. @bullockjill,
    I don’t have that recipe with shrimp on here but it sounds yummy!

  25. I made them and very are super-extra yummy!

  26. I ate 12 all by myself… and in 20 minutes. Where were you self-control!!!! These are dangerously tasty. I will never make them again when I am alone. EVERYONE who has tried these has asked for the recipe!

  27. Hi Christy,

    I’ve been eying these cookies for awhile and my sis-in-law and I just made them. They are sooo good! All the kids were begging for more. Thanks for a change-up to the normal choc chip cookie!

    Allison

  28. These cookies are delicious. The first time I made them, I followed the recipe. The second time I substituted orange extract for the vanilla and chocolate chips for the white chips. YUMMY!!!!!

  29. I made these for a baby shower favor and everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe.

  30. Christy, I finally made these – though (you’re not going to believe this), I thought I had oranges and midway through making the cookie dough, realized I was out! Arg. Well, I ended up with delicious vanilla cookies, but I will be making these again… WITH the orange next time. Thanks, Christy!!

    I posted these on Weekend Blog Showcase. Thank you again!

  31. I baked these, substituting Splenda for the white sugar, egg beaters for the egg and cutting the chips in half, and they came out GREAT! I got 43 cookies out of a batch so each was 90 calories, 41g sodium and 10 carbs. A little healthier and still yummy!!

  32. Made these to sell at our cookie stand last week, they were the first ones to go! Everyone raved! Thank you!

  33. Made these for a Mom’s Night Out shindig I went to last night and they are SOO good! Everyone who tried them loved ‘em!! I throughly enjoyed them too. Wanted to know if anybody’s added juice of the orange or orange extract to make them taste even more orange-y??? If so, how did it work? I thought adding some juice may be good….

  34. I made these the other day, and they were incredibly delicious! I thought it was just going to be a fun, basic cookie, but they exceeded my expectations! I can’t stop snacking on them! I shared them on my blog with a link back to you – thanks for sharing the recipe!

    - Maggie

  35. Mmmmm…they look delish!

    http://www.cancerinthecity.com

  36. oh these look wonderful…must try them….i am a new follower…led here from fb…..

    love your blog and the name of it, too ! vert ckever

  37. These are wonderful! I ended up using 3 small/med oranges of zest and I think it may have been a little too much. They got rave reviews at a church cookie reception. They’re a great alternative to all the chocolate at peanut butter desserts.

  38. Made these today after finding on Pinterst. Delicious! Thank you and can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  39. Made these last night. Doubled the orange zest. Absolutle perfection. Thank you for a fantastic recipe.

  40. @Melissa, So glad you liked them. Don’t you love the texture?

  41. Made these twice in less than a week… first for a picnic at work, and then again for my hubby (ahem, me) because he enjoyed them so much!

  42. I found this recipe on Pinterest and had to try them out! They are soooo yummy! 3 tablespoons of zest was perfect for my taste. In my oven they were done between 7-8 minutes. Thanks for this great cookie recipe! It’s a keeper!

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  44. Has anyone tried these with lemon zest? I don’t have any oranges but do have lemons that I need to use. I have been craving cookies all day! Thanks!

  45. How many cookies does this make?

  46. I can’t wait to make these tomorrow! Thank you!

  47. Tried it with lime zest. Tripled the zest after some tasting of the dough. Similar to a key lime pie. Pretty delish.

  48. I just made these cookies after discovering it on Pinterest! They looked amazing and taste EVEN BETTER!! They have an awesome texture, and great flavor. I did cut the vanilla in half, and in stead used 1/2 tsp of orange extract. Not too overpowering, just perfect! The people that I shared with loved them also!! =) THANK YOU!!

  49. I made these tonight and they are outstanding! I did double the amount of orange zest and squeezed some juice from 1/2 of the orange in place of the vanilla extract. My husband ate 4 in about .5 seconds and we both agreed that it was one of the best cookies we’ve ever had! Thank you!!

  50. These are absolutely delish! Will be making these over and over!

  51. Found your cookies on Pinterest, and I am so glad I did! These are just delish! I’ll be checking out the rest of your recipes :)

  52. OMG, best cookies ever!!

  53. Saw these today on Pinterest and thought they would be perfect at a summer BBQ. Would like to make them ahead, do they freeze well? I saw someone said they got 43 cookies from their batch, is that about average? Need to know if I should do a double batch for the crowd, ya know…

  54. @Sue,
    I made mine a little bigger so I did not get 43 cookies. I would probably say around 3 dozen.

  55. I made these today, I followed the recipe and used a rounded teaspoon and I got 7 dozen out of my batch, but the cookies were bite sized. Next time I’ll make them bigger. They were a huge hit at my BBQ today!

  56. I absolutely loved these. I could’ve eaten them all by myself. I made mine a little smaller, and got a ton of cookies, but it was worth it.

  57. I found this recipe on Pinterest and tried it today. The flavour was great, but I found them too sweet. The combination of the orange and the white chocolate was fabulous, and I will try them again with probably half the sugar. (And I generally like sweets!)

    I used rounded tablespoons and got 44 cookies, about the size of a regular store cookie (an oreo, or whatever).

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  59. This looks so delicious! I shared it in my collection of 37 White Chocolate Recipes to try http://kristendukephotography.com/37-delicious-white-chocolate-recipes/#comments

  60. I could never have imagined a creamsicle merging with a cookie, but I’ll damned if this isn’t genius.and i also try this dish.

  61. These were wonderful! Thanks for another great recipe! :)

    http://www.toddlindsey.com/2012/10/orange-creamsicle-cookies.html

  62. So, I made these cookies for my husband and kids because they LOVE Dreamsicles…me, not so much. Thought I would be able to resist these, WRONG!!! SO SO YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe!

  63. LQzEOu Great, thanks for sharing this blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  64. I made these I did half of the mix with orange zest and the other half lemon. Also I did not have white chocolate chips so I used a 3.5oz Lindt white coconut candy bar. I cut it into mini square chips made about one cup. These were very good.

  65. Lisa Matthews says:

    Do you think I could freeze these? How many days would be okay? Or how long can I keep these in the refrigerator while I make other cookies to give as gifts. Thanks.

    • I think you could freeze these for a week or so. I always prefer fresh cookies personally. I think you could keep these in the fridge for up to two days in an airtight container.

  66. Diane Clyburn says:

    I just made these & they were wonderful! My friends & family raved about them! I did make them vegan using soy butter & an egg substitute. I even added 2 T of juice from the orange. Delish! Can’t wait to try them using a lime as someone suggested!

  67. I didn’t have white morsels and my orange didn’t have enough zest, so I used 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels (all I had) and 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, squeezed half an orange for the juice and added 1/2 cup flour. Oh, my, gosh these are so good. I will make sure I have all the right ingredients next time, but I really like this version too. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  68. I made these with a scraped vanilla bean, and used orange extract instead of vanilla– umm… AWESOME. beautiful, best texture…. yep. make again for sure

  69. This was superhit in my family. Thank you!

  70. Made these for Xmas got so many compliments thank u

  71. Hi,
    I just wanted to come and say that i made these cookies for Christmas and they were a hit. I doubled the recipe so I have a ton left. I’m going to take them to work at let my coworkers enjoy them. Thanks for this recipe!

    Melanie

  72. I made these for my husbands’ Day Care in December. I doubled the recipe so that there would be plenty for everyone. There were fond memories of the Old Days by some of the folks who loved the ice cream. They were loved by all. Thanks for sharing.

  73. My new favorite cookie…addictive!!! Best after completely cooled.

  74. made this and they were awesome! the hubster hates white chocolate chips but he loves em in this recipe

  75. linda blankenship says:

    can’t wait to make these cream sicle cookies! Thanks!

  76. Orange creamsicle is my favourite flavour…in fact, I just want to the liquor store to buy the ingredients to make a similarly inspired cocktail this weekend. This cookie is definitely on my must-try list!

  77. I made this recipe for a cookie competition at my work and it won first place. Thanks!

  78. These are amazing! Word of warning – “do not overcook” means they won’t look done when they are. Don’t keep them in the oven longer than 10 min.

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  80. I just made these and they are so good, but I was wondering how you made yours so pretty? The texture and color is amazing.

  81. I must tell you that these cookies are in heavy rotation at my house this Summer! They have become a staple at our Friday night Bible Study/Get-togethers, too. Everyone that has tried them LOVES them. The orange zest is a revelation. Who knew such a simple ingredient could *make* a cookie?! I have a small scoop that I use and I “double scoop” each cookie and bake for precisely 9 minutes. They come out perfect every time. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  82. Just finished baking these cookies, they are amazing. Taste just like a creamsicle, but warm..

  83. Hi, My son is making these right now for his girlfriend….it says 1/2 brown sugar…I assume that means 1/2 cup? TY!

  84. Just made these and they are delicious!

  85. Uhhhmmmmmm I don’t want to accuse you if it is the other way around…but just so you know, this is EXACTLY the same recipie as the one on Six Sister’s Stuff. Like Verbatum from what is on their website….so one of you is not putting credit where credit is due….probably something to look into if you have any integrity.

  86. These are delicious! This is the first recipe I have made off of your blog. I haven’t been this excited about cooking since discovering 30 minute meals…M

  87. I make these around Christmas but I add craisins. It is super yummy!

  88. Hi, I got this recipe on Pinterest. Had oranges, but no white choc chips. I had butter mixed with melted dark chocolate from a recipe for two ingredient frosting, found on Pinterest. Decided to try your recipe, exchanging the butter/choc mix for butter and white choc chips. The result is a chocolate cookie with a taste like the chocolate oranges my daughter loves at Christmas. Delicious. Thought that as I got this recipe from your website through Pinterest, if you haven’t yet tried it my way, you might come up with a pretty incredible version that would be perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s day. Its really that good!

  89. P.s. I am a very occasional baker, with very little experience. This was a huge boost to my self esteem in the kitchen. So I guess thats why I made the suggestion regarding the chocolate orange taste. Your recipe was easy to make, and successful. So thank you.

  90. Mrs. Campbell says:

    I’m not a fruity cookie kind of girl, anything with milk chocolate in a cookie I’m there all day. I must say after
    trying this cookie it has changed my mind. It’s exactly what you said it would be!! PS.. Now I’m gonna have one more before bed. ;)

    Thanks!

  91. Just finished making these. They smell great and taste heavenly! Hope they travel well in cookie tins because I am sending some out for Christmas! YUM! :)

  92. Just made these tonight – absolutely YUM YUM YUM !!! I love the orange and white choc mix. The picture on Pinterest is what first caught my attention. They look super delicious. Mine were not quite as blump, chunky and textury looking as show in the picture. Instead mine have collapsed into more flat style cookies. What could I have done wrong ? Plan on remaking them tomorrow for a cookie exchange tomorrow night. Would love any advice.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Usually when cookies turn out flat it means the dough is too warm. Try chilling the dough to make them super plump.

  93. About how many cookies does this recipe make?

  94. Just found your wonderful website and great recipes. Would love to make the orange creamsicle cookies but cannot get fresh oranges. Live in the tropics where everything is seasonal and oranges are finished til next year. Even if could get, our oranges are normally green skins or very dull orange. I cannot even buy orange extract here so guess I can only dream of the cookies. If I ever find a nice orange or two, can I use bakers white chocolate cut in small bits, rather than chocolate chips?

  95. Do you think these would have enough orange flavor without the zest? I have everything to make these except an orange and would like to make these for a BBQ this weekend

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Ahh. Hope I’m not too late. I definitely think the zest gives a lot of orange flavor and shouldn’t be left out for the true creamsicle flavor. Hope this helps.

  96. I was served these at a baby shower, and while I am not a sweets fan, these were AMAZING. Since i love to bake i asked where they got the recipe. Since I have made these dozens of times and often get requests to bring these to functions because people like the so much. First cookie I have ever craved. Thank you.

  97. These are so good! I love that it has just a hint of orange!

  98. Tracey Shadday says:

    The recipe worked well and cookies came out delicious