Monday, May 9, 2011

ORANGE CREAMSICLE COOKIES


~ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 t. vanilla extract
2 T. fresh orange zest, grated
2 c. white chocolate chips

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

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

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.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 8 -10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool for 3 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Makes 3 dozen.

Notes: A friend gave me some of these to satisfy a cookie craving and they've got the flavor of a creamsicle in the form of a cookie. Delicious! You can substitute orange extract for the zest and/or vanilla and grease the cookie sheet instead of using parchment paper. Mine are always flat and a little greasy looking, never tall and pillowy like the ones in the source link, but they still taste good.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I used about 3/4 tsp of orange extract instead of the orange zest and the cookies turned out awesome!

I used salted butter and cut the salt amount in half, as well.

These will be going in our regular rotation for school snacks, bring to friend's houses treats, etc.

Sandy