Creamsicle Cookies

I have always been a huge fan of ice cream and one of my favorite treats as a kid was creamsicles. The citrus-y orange outside combined with the creamy vanilla ice cream was a total win for me (and still is…but in only once in a blue moon these days). Well, one day when I was dreaming about creamsicles I wondered “why can’t they be a cookie too?” I have made orange dark chocolate chip cookies before so why hadn’t I thought of the vanilla version? It was a stroke of genius I tell you! The combination is just as great in cookie form and much more enjoyable in freezing temperatures.

Creamsicle Cookies
recipe adapted from Nestle Tollhouse

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 heaping tsp. salt
1 cup butter flavored Crisco
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. pure orange extract
2 eggs
1/2 – 3/4 cup white chocolate chips (dark chocolate is also great)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and orange extract until light and fluffy.

4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

5. Gradually mix in dry ingredients.

6. Stir in white chocolate chips.

7. Bake for 9 minutes, or until golden brown. Keep remaining dough refrigerated while cookies are baking.

8. Cool on baking sheet for a minute or so then remove to wire rack to cool completely.  Yields about 28 cookies.

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2 thoughts on “Creamsicle Cookies

  1. I love Creamsicle and that would make these cookies so delicious, we would really enjoy these cookies. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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