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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dreamsicle Cookies

It’s that time again. Time for something sweet.

As a kid one of my favorite combinations was orange and vanilla. Still to this day I can’t decide if I want the dreamsicle ice cream pop or the strawberry shortcake ice cream pop (and I know you all know which ones I’m talking about). These cookies just made that choice so much easier.

I love these cookies. Dare I say they may even be my new favorite. I know, I know… big words, just eat one. You’ll know why.

I am proud to report they are also a huge success with Matt, our roommate, and my fellow work employees. Sharing is caring. The more I share, the less I eat myself…remember that when you make these yourself. But if you do say, ohhh I don’t know, eat these cookies for a whole meal, just remember that they have fruit in them. So technically they are healthy and you are merely just getting your daily dose of fruit.

I rest my case. Pass the cookies.

Dreamsicle Cookies

2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Butter, Softened
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
1 Large Egg
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Zest of 2 Oranges
1 3/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together until creamy.
4. Beat in egg and vanilla until thoroughly incorporated.
5. Gradually beat in flour mixture, being careful not to over mix.
6. Lastly, mix in orange zest and white chocolate chips.
7. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
8. Scoop small amounts of dough (or roll into balls), and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just golden around the edges.
-I got 3 1/2 dozen cookies from this recipe both times I made them with my small cookie scoop.

**To insure you have chocolate chips in each cookie, toss them in flour before you drop them into your batter. That way they will stay incorporated in the batter and not fall to the bottom. 

Since I was already zesting the oranges I didn’t want to waste all the juice inside so I decided to make a glaze to drizzle over the cookies. No measurements, I just juiced one of the oranges and added powdered sugar until it was the consistency I wanted. Once I achieved that, I took a fork and drizzled it over the cookies. It gave them even more delicious orange flavor!

Enjoy! :)


  1. I'm so glad you made these! I still have some frozen as dough balls in my freezer :)

    I love your idea for the orange glaze!

    - Maggie

  2. Thanks Maggie! :)
    They are so good... a HUGE hit with everyone!