"Orange" you glad it's spring? I am. Who can resist the orange creamy goodness of a Dreamsicle? I can't. When I saw these cookies (baked by The Girl Who Ate Everything) on Tastespotting, there was a batch of them in the oven within the hour. Little bits of tart orange zest surrounded by a soft cookie and creamy white chocolate? This cookie took me right back to my younger years when a Dreamsicle on a hot summer day was a real treat.
Halfway through dropping these cookies on the baking sheet though, some mini chocolate chips magically hopped into the dough, and voila!...Orange Cream Cookies. If you're fond of Orange Creams, and get tired of pinching the chocolates in the box until you find the right ones, these cookies are definitely for you. One dough- two cookies. Who can lose?
Dreamy Orange Cream Cookies
adapted from Baked Perfection
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange zest (about 2 oranges)
2 cups white chocolate chips- (If you're making the Orange Cream version, reduce the white chocolate chips to 1 cup, and add 1 cup of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips.)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl (or your mixer bowl) cream butter and both sugars until light. Beat in the egg, vanilla and orange zest until completely incorporated.
- Add flour mixture a little at a time until combined.
- Stir in chips until they are distributed evenly throughout the mixture.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment covered (or greased) cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until there's a touch of brown around the edges. (Don't flatten your balls of dough or overcook them.)
- Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.