If you love orange creams, you will love these cookies! They’re smooth, buttery, and loaded with orange zest and white chocolate chips.
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homemade orange cookies recipe
Today I have a fantastic cookie recipe with you. Have you ever had a 50/50 bar? Also known as a dream bar? The orange-vanilla variety of the ice cream parlor? If you know what I’m talking about, you’re probably drooling a bit right now because they’re amazing! They’re a classic summer treat and they taste even better in cookie form.
Well, these orange cream cookies? They are more or less like the defrosted version of a 50/50 bar. Orange and vanilla plus white chocolate chips…. These are so amazing and absolutely perfect for summer! They are the best way to end a barbecue in the garden or a long day in the sun. Perfectly buttery and tangy, your family can never get enough of it! Lets go cook!
As long as you have fresh oranges on hand, the rest of the ingredients are super easy! You probably have them all in your pantry right now, so nothing is stopping you from making a batch! You can thank me later.
- Flour: All-purpose flour works great!
- Sodium bicarbonate: Help your cookies grow correctly.
- Salt: This will help enhance the flavor of the entire batch of cookies.
- Butter: Adds a rich flavor and makes your cream cookies moist and soft.
- sugar: I used white and brown sugar here!
- Egg: Combine all the ingredients.
- Vanilla extract: Helps deepen the flavor of your cookies.
- orange peel: Add that classic orange flavor! You will need the zest of 1-2 oranges here. I always recommend fresh orange zest for the best flavor, but orange extract works too.
- white chocolate drops: A must for creamy, chocolaty goodness!
How to make cream cookies
These Orange Cream Cookies are so easy to make! They’re as easy as making store-bought cookies, but they taste a million times better. You have to make them and check it out for yourself!
- Preheat the oven, prepare the flour mixture: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Prepare the butter mixture: In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and orange zest and mix well.
- Combine: Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Combine the chocolate chips.
- Form: Dust your hands with flour, then roll 2-3 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball (it doesn’t have to be a perfect ball, just give it a little shape) and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing dough balls 2 to 3 inches apart on sheet.
- Baking: Bake for 8-10 minutes, then let cool on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Tips for making homemade cookies
Here are some easy ways to make sure your homemade cream cookies turn out soft, chewy, and delicious every time!
- Lower layers: I always take my cookies out of the oven when the centers are still slightly soft. They will cook a few more minutes on the rack. This trick helps keep the cookies from overcooking.
- Keep the oven closed: I know it can be tempting to open the oven door and check the cookies, but doing so lets out all the hot air needed to cook them thoroughly. Instead, use the oven light to control them!
- Use lemon: Do you want your cookies to taste like lemon bars? Substitute orange zest for lemon.
Storage of leftover cream cookies.
These Orange Cream Cookies are a dream! If there’s any left over, here’s how to keep them fresh and delicious for the rest of the week! You’ll love having them around for a snack.
- At room temperature: In an airtight container, your cream cookies will last 1 week.
Note: For the fresh-baked effect, microwave leftover cookies for 15 seconds or until hot and gooey.
More Delicious Cookie Recipes to Try
Nothing beats a warm homemade cookie! Here are some other tried and true cookie recipes to impress your friends and family. All are smooth, delicious, and ready to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can find my full list of cookie recipes here!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and orange zest and mix well.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Combine the chocolate chips.
Dust your hands with flour, then roll 2-3 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball (it doesn’t have to be a perfect ball, just give it a little shape) and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing dough balls 2 to 3 inches apart on sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, then let cool on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Calories238kcal (12%) Carbohydrates29g (10%) Protein3g (6%) Fat13g (20%) Saturated Fat8g (40%) Cholesterol30mg (10%) Sodium168mg (7%) Potassium69mg (2%) Fiber1g (4%) Sugar18g (20%) ) Vitamin A253UI (5%) Vitamin C1mg (1%) Calcium40mg (4%) Iron1mg (6%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value varies based on brands used, measurement methods, and serving sizes per family.
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