Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

When I saw this recipe on several of the blogs I read I knew I had to give this one a go. Since my husband is a proclaimed chocolate hater, I'm always looking for good alternatives that he would enjoy as well. The cookie is a simple cookie with only a few ingredients but with the addition of freshly grated orange zest and white chocolate chips this sugar cookie is transformed into the orange vanilla childhood treat many of us grew up with - the orange creamsicle.

This cookie is made quickly with all the ingredients usually available in my house. The original recipe was from Guittard Chocolate and calls for such, but I made this with Ghirardelli white chocolate chips with equally wonderful results. Baking time is short (only 8 minutes) and the cookies are knocked out in no time. Fresh out of the oven they were divine. Crunchy on the outside and with a slight chew on the inside. Just how I like my cookies. 

These cookies were a big hit with my family and neighbors. In fact my husband has already requested them again and nothing pleases me more then food that he enjoys. Hope you will give this one a try, it is a winning combination!

Orange Creamsicle Cookies 
(Print this Recipe)

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh orange zest, grated
12 ounces white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

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 chocolate chips.

Drop rounded tablespoons (I use an ice cream scoop for this) onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Adapted from: Guittard


  1. Perfect! I'll make these Thursday for Jesse's work. Thanks Susi!

  2. They look as good as they sound.
    I'd love creamsicle anything!

  3. OOOh, those DO soound good. I like the idea of orange and white chocolate, a good combo for sure!

  4. This recipe was great. Thanks Susi! I hope it's ok if I reblog and link to you.


  5. Laura - sure, go for it! I'm glad you enjoyed them as much as we did :o)

  6. I saw these on Laura's blog! When she said they were from Susi, I didn't know she meant you! How cool.

  7. Veronica - I felt honored that she wanted to make them. Of course her pictures are amazing compared to mine LOL


  9. Stumbled across your blog via someone else's. Love the cookies, though I don't think I have ever tasted anything like that before. So for that lone reason, I have bookmarked it. Have to give it a try. they've intrigued me

  10. how many does this recipe make?

  11. Anonymous, I'm not quite sure since it's been a while since I made these cookies, however I want to say with a rounded tablespoon scoop this recipe made about 2 dozen cookies. Hope this helps :o)

  12. I made the orange creamsicle cookies - very good but have one question - you said use an ice cream scoop - I used a rounded tablespoon and the first ones came out of the oven pretty much still in the shape that they went into the oven. I cooked them 10 min, and when cooled the centers did not look done. The next batch I flatten and they came out better - don't know how you cooked an ice cream scoop full for 10 min and they be done. Very good though.

  13. Te next time I make these I will double the orange zest if I cannot find orange oil.

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