Creamsicle Orange Cookies are a delightful treat that captures the essence of the classic creamsicle flavor in cookie form. These cookies combine the sweet, citrusytaste of orange with the creamy sweetness of white chocolate, making them an irresistible treat for anyone who loves the combination of orange and cream. They’re perfect for summer gatherings, as a fun snack, or even as a unique dessert for any occasion.
- 15.25 ounces white cake mix (1 box)
- 3 ounces orange jello (1 box)
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 8 tablespoons salted butter, softened
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 11 ounces white chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent the cookies from sticking.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix and the orange jello powder. The jello powder will not only add flavor but also a vibrant orange color to your cookies.
Add 2 tablespoons of orange zest to the bowl. The zest will provide a fresh, citrusy aroma and enhance the orange flavor in the cookies.
To the dry ingredients, add 8 tablespoons of softened salted butter. The butter should be soft enough to blend easily but not melted.
Crack 2 large eggs into the bowl. Ensure the eggs are at room temperature for better incorporation into the batter.
Mix the ingredients together until well combined. You can use a hand mixer, a stand mixer, or even a sturdy spoon. The dough should be consistent in texture.
Fold in 11 ounces of white chocolate chips into the cookie dough. The white chocolate chips will melt slightly as the cookies bake, creating creamy pockets in each cookie.
Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Space the cookies about 2 inches apart to allow room for spreading.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy these Creamsicle Orange Cookies as a delightful snack with a glass of milk or a cup of tea. They’re also great for sharing at parties or as a sweet treat in lunchboxes.
- Cookie Size: For uniform cookies, use a cookie scoop to ensure each one is the same size.
- Flavor Variations: You can experiment with different flavors of cake mix and jello for various combinations.
- Storage: Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
- Preparation Time: Approximately 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
- Total Time: 20-22 minutes
- Calories: Approximately 150-200 per cookie (varies based on the size of the cookie)
- Protein: 2-3g per cookie
- Sodium: Varies based on the cake mix and jello used
Creamsicle Orange Cookies are a delightful and easy-to-make treat that brings a twist to traditional cookie recipes. With their vibrant orange flavor and creamy white chocolate chips, these cookies are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. Whether you’re reminiscing about the flavors of your childhood or just looking for a tasty new cookie recipe, these cookies are a perfect choice!