These soft and chewy Creamsicle Orange Cookies are so easy to make and have a lovely orange and vanilla flavor – just like your favorite popsicle! These Creamsicle Cookies are the perfect cookie for holidays, parties or just a sweet afternoon treat!
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Orange Creamsicle Cookies
I’m a huge fan of cake mix cookies because they take just a handful of ingredients, taste amazing and can be customized in so many delicious ways! These Creamsicle Orange Cookies are bursting with tangy orange flavor thanks to the added orange jello and orange zest. The sweet white chocolate chips give these easy orange cookies a delicious creamsicle flavor that kids and adults of all ages will enjoy.
These cookies are so yummy and cute, they are perfect for any occasion! Birthday parties, holidays, or potlucks, a plate of these orange cookies will disappear fast! With just six ingredients, these easy cookies can be whipped up in a jiffy and stay good for up to 5 days at room temperature. You’re going to love the combination of tart and sweet orange with the sweet white chocolate chips.
The orange zest is a key ingredient in these cookies. It amps up the orange flavor and adds a bright, freshness to these Creamsicle Cookies!
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Orange Cookies Ingredients
These easy Orange Cookies have a delicious combination of orange and white chocolate that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. That sweet and tangy creamsicle flavor is simply irresistible. As always, you can find the full printable recipe with complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need…
- white cake mix – You just need one box and I recommend you use your favorite brand. If you really want a ton of orange flavor, you could use and orange cake mix if you can find it.
- orange jello – Make sure you get one of the three ounce boxes. This jello will provide a lot of the orange flavor in these cookies.
- orange zest – I use about two tablespoons, or the zest from one orange. The orange zest adds a brightness to these cookies.
- salted butter – Let the butter come to room temperature before using.
- eggs – Just like with the butter, let the eggs come to room temperature before using. I used large eggs.
- white chocolate chips – You’ll need one bag of chocolate chips, use the best quality you can. This is the vanilla component in the creamsicle flavor of these cookies.
How To Make Creamsicle Cookies
- Prep. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Combine Ingredients. Whisk together the white cake mix, orange gelatin powder and orange zest in a large bowl. Mix in the butter and eggs making sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Fold the white chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
- Scoop and Form. Use a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out the dough, roll the dough into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough making sure to leave about 2 inches between each ball.
- Bake and Enjoy. Bake the cookies for 10 to 13 minutes or until the edges are set. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Leftover cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
To freeze, transfer the cookies to a freezer safe, airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.
Trish’s Tips and Tricks
- Use a microplane to zest your orange. If you don’t have one, use the finest grater you have.
- The butter and eggs should be at room temperature so they incorporate easily.
- Use a cookie scoop to ensure each cookie is the same size.
- Don’t over bake the cookies! You want the cookies set around the edges but still soft in the center. If the cookies still look wet, they need a minute or two more. Keep in mine they will continue baking on the baking sheet for a few minutes after they’ve been removed.
- Consider swapping out the white chocolate chips for semi-sweet, milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you only have unsalted butter on hand, that’s fine! Just add a pinch of salt to the dry ingredients.
Other chip flavors can be used in this recipe. Orange and chocolate is a classic combination so try semi-sweet or even milk chocolate chips.
Absolutely! Use this recipe as a base to explore other delicious flavors. Try lemon and lemon zest or cherry with a little bit of almond extract. The only limits are your imagination!
More Favorite Cookies Recipes
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Raspberry Crumble Cookies
- Nutter Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Blossoms
How To Make Orange Cookies
Creamsicle Orange Cookies
- 15.25 ounces white cake mix 1 box – use your favorite brand
- 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 the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the white cake mix, orange gelatin powder and orange zest until fully combined.
- Add the butter and eggs to the bowl. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat the ingredients together just until combined, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
- Add the white chocolate chips and fold into the cookie dough.
- Use a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out the dough, roll the dough into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough making sure to leave about 2 inches between each ball.
- Bake the cookies for 10 to 13 minutes or until the edges are set. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack to finish cooling.