Monday, June 11, 2012

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Here's to summertime weather!  I got thinking about when I was a child recently and some of my favorite summertime treats back then.  Things came to mind such as Slurpees, Otterpops, Fudgesicles, and Orange Creamsicles.  Today I am paying one of my old favorites another cookie form :)

I was so excited when I saw this recipe and the reviews that I had to make them right away.  The best part....they really do taste like creamsicles!  I think they'd be equally as delicious with lemon or lime zest, so we'll stick those ideas on my to-make list!  They are a perfect summertime cookie, so whip up a batch for your next BBQ with friends and watch them get gobbled up :)

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange zest (for me that was the zest of 2 oranges)
2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and white chocolate chips.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Recipe Source:  The Girl Who Ate Everything

 My husband loved these cookies, and he usually is not a fan of white chocolate...but he actually said "These are actually pretty dang good!"  Enjoy!

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