Orange Cream Cookies are everything good about delicious cookie dough, with the addition of a refreshing and incredible orange flavor and white chocolate chips!
Orange Cream Cookies are a recipe that I stumbled upon one day that instantly changed my world. I had high expectations for this orange cookie recipe and thankfully, the batch didn’t disappoint. I have since adapted it slightly.
These cookies are a winner and absolutely perfect for a refreshing summertime treat. With this easy cookie recipe, you can whip up a batch whenever the baking mood strikes and enjoy the “fruit” of your labor afterward. See what I did there?
What Are Orange Cream Cookies?
An unusual twist to the everyday cookie recipe, these orange cream cookies consist of boxed pudding mixes, white chocolate chips, sour cream, and orange extract making every bite rich, flavorful, and chewy good! This recipe is easy to make and a single batch can make over 3 dozen! That makes these perfect for parties, gatherings, cookie exchanges, or simply snacking on for days at a time.
Orange Cream Cookies Ingredients
-Sugar: We need 1 cup of granulated white sugar to get good sweet cookie dough.
-Butter: Using 1/2 cup (one stick) of softened butter we can get a good rich base. Make sure the butter isn’t melted as that will affect the end results.
-Egg: One egg will work as the binder for this cookie dough recipe so that they don’t crumble apart.
-Vanilla: We need 1 teaspoon of vanilla to help enhance the flavors and create a nice base for the flavors to branch up and off from. You can use high-quality vanilla for an even stronger flavor.
-Orange extract: This is how we get the orange flavor we want. By using 1 teaspoon of orange extract, or 3-4 drops of orange essential oil our cookies can be perfectly flavored.
-Sour cream: 1/3 cup of sour cream will thicken the dough and melt away once baked leaving behind a buttery-rich cookie that melts in your mouth.
-Milk: A tablespoon of milk will make help thin the dough down ever so slightly. You can use cow milk or plant-based.
-Salt: This is a flavor enhancer and makes the other flavors taste even more incredible, so we want to use 1/2 teaspoons of salt.
-Baking soda: 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in the dough will help to leaven it out and give us puffy baked cookies.
-Flour: We need 2 cups of all-purpose flour for the cookie dough’s gluten-filled base.
-White chocolate chips: Adding in one 12 ounce sized bag of white chocolate chips is a great way to get an orange cream flavor in every bite. Plus, they look gorgeous!
-Boxed vanilla pudding: Adding a small box of vanilla pudding (just the dry mix) into the dough will yield a nice cookie texture that’s both flavorful and chewy.
How to Make Orange Cream Cookies
Cream together the sugar and butter in a bowl with an electric mixer.
Add in the egg, vanilla, orange extract, and milk.
Combine the sour cream, pudding mix, salt, and baking soda in another bowl.
Add the flour and the sour cream mixture to the butter mixture, alternatively and stirring until smooth.
Mix in the white chocolate chips and add some orange food coloring if desired.
On a greased cookie sheet drop the cookie dough by the tablespoons.
Bake in the oven at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes until edges are set.
Let cool for a few minutes on the sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
ORANGE CREAM COOKIES
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp orange extract or 3-4 drops orange essential oil
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 TBSP milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
- 1 small box vanilla pudding mix
- Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg, vanilla, orange extract and milk.
- In separate bowl, combine sour cream, pudding mix, salt and soda.
- Add flour and sour cream to butter mixture, mixing until smooth.
- Mix in white chocolate chips. Add orange coloring as desired.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
adapted from Betty Crocker
How long are orange cookies good for?
If kept at room temperature in an airtight container, these cookies can last up to 5 days before going stale. This should give you plenty of time to enjoy every bite when it’s at it’s best!
Can I freeze orange cookies?
Absolutely! Place the cooled cookies in a freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to 3 months at a time. Thaw at room temperature and enjoy!
Can I use a different flavor extract?
If you don’t want orange extract then feel free to try this cookie recipe with another flavored extract that you think would work just as well. Or simply use vanilla extract instead, making these plain white chocolate chip cookies.
If you love these Orange Cream Cookies, you’ll also love these other popular cookie recipes
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- Super Soft Sugar Cookies
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- Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Almond Crescent Cookies
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Mrs. Fields Coconut Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies
Orange Cream Cookies are a delicious and wonderful twist on the average white chocolate chip cookie recipe. You’re going to love the tangy orange and vanilla flavors that come through every soft and chewy bite!