Orange Creamsicle Cookies

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Orange creamsicles are a favourite summer treat, but why not have that flavour profile all year round in the form of this orange creamsicle cookies recipe? This cookie recipe is as easy as your go-to chocolate chip cookie, but with the flavours of orange extract and white chocolate chips instead. If you’re looking for fun recipes for kids to help you with in the kitchen, this creamsicle cookie recipe has several steps they could do. Just be sure to handle the grating of the orange zest, as well as the hot pans, but otherwise, your kids will love helping measure out the dry flour and sugar ingredients.

Simple dessert recipes, like cookies, are the way to go, because it means you can spend more time with your family in the evening. Cookie recipes, like this orange creamsicle cookie recipe, make an excellent addition to children’s school lunches and are a nice, simple dessert or after-school snack. Eaten warm from the oven, the cookies will be soft, and the white chocolate chips will be gooey, but they will be equally good once cooled, and you should be able to store them for a few days in an airtight container. Consider making a double batch so that you can have cookies for your kid’s lunches for the entire week. If you’re looking for fun desserts to serve at a kids’ birthday party too, this orange creamsicle cookie recipe would be pleasing to everyone, but you can make them even more spectacular than they already are by turning them into orange creamsicle ice cream sandwiches. You can sandwich vanilla ice cream between two cookies and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer until ready to serve.

This orange cookie recipe doesn’t specify a cookie size, but Alicia, the author of The Baker Upstairs recipe blog, suggests using a cookie scoop for more uniform-sized cookies. Cookie scoops come in many different sizes; just use the one that you have and make sure to adjust the baking time accordingly, since they make need more or less baking depending on the size of the cookie. Alicia uses a combination of orange zest and orange extract in her cookie recipe, which provides these cookies with their bright orange flavour, as well as beautiful flecks of orange throughout the cookies. When we think of orange nutrition, we don’t often consider eating the peel, which is where the zest comes from, but orange peel has been proven to be able to lower cholesterol as well as cholesterol-lowering drugs. Orange zest is crucial to this creamsicle cookies recipe because the oils in the zest provide the fragrant orange flavour. If you want to make these cookies even more special and boost the amount of cholesterol-lowering nutrition, you can finely dice up some candied orange peel to either add directly to the cookie dough or scatter on top as a garnish while baking. Thank you to Alicia, the author of The Baker Upstairs recipe blog, for providing us with her fantastic kid-friendly orange creamsicle cookie recipe. **

Nutrition Facts of the Orange Creamsicle Cookies from The Baker Upstairs
Ingredients: All purpose flour, baking soda, salt, butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg vanilla extract, orange extract, orange zest, white chocolate chips.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 30 servings *Per Serving: , Calories 183, Calories from Fat 91, Total Fat 10.1g 16%, Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%, Cholesterol 25mg 8%, Sodium 129mg 5%, Potassium 54mg 2%, Carbohydrates 21.7g 7%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 13.7g, Protein 2.0g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 3%, Iron 3%

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