My father-in-law is a big fan of creamsickles, so I made these cookies to send down with my wife when she saw him on Father’s Day. I figured I’d try one and send the rest with her, but one quickly turned into three or four! While I’m a big fan of white chocolate, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about these, but they came out really well. The flavors are light and summery, and the cookies came out really soft and chewy. I will definitely be making these again.
NOTE: I also made a batch with semi-sweet chocolate chips (just substitute for the white chocolate). They were also excellent, though obviously with a different mixture of flavors.
Orange Creamsickle Cookies
Recipe from Cooking Classy
Servings: 4 dozen
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp orange extract
1 Tbsp orange zest
2 cups white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
4. Stir in eggs 1 at a time mixing after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract, orange extract and orange zest.
5. Slowly add in dry mixture and mix until well incorporated.
6. Gently stir in white chocolate chips.
7. Drop cookies by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 9-10 minutes.
8. Allow to cool on cookie sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.