Monday, April 19, 2010

Make Something Monday: Orange Cream Cookies

Make Something Monday

I think the recipe originally came from Alexis and Debby, from Just Breathe, convinced me that this was really worth a try by telling me how much she loves it! I'll admit that they were a lot better than I expected and they are definitely something I'll be making again!

So, being cheap and already buying the orange extract and vanilla chips, I decided to try making these from scratch instead of using the Betty Crocker Sugar cookie mix. This is actually what I came up with from combining a sugar cookie recipe and the Orange Cream Cookies recipe.

Orange Cream Cookies

  • 1-1/2 cups flour (I actually used 3/4 cup white and 3/4 whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice (called for lemon extract, but seems to work)
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 1-1/2 white vanilla baking chips

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Cut in the softened butter until the mixture is crumbly.

In a separate bowl, beat egg, vanilla, lemon extract/juice, orange extract and food coloring until light and fluffy. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended.

Stir in vanilla baking chips, then drop onto ungreased cookie sheet by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes or just until dough is set (do not overbake). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooking racks. Cool completely.


Andrea said...


Pam said...

I could just take one of those off my computer screen...delish!


croleyc69 said...

Those really look yummy !! Another one to try !! Thanx !!! :)

Just Breathe said...

I will have to try your recipe.
I just love those cookies. I will be making them in May because my daughter has a birthday and they are her favorite!

Deborah Ann said...

This recipe looks amazing!

Copy, paste, print...I'm off!

Thank you!

The 'other' Debby...

(Debby at Heavenly Humor)

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Oy, more cookies... I want them all, I just dont want to take the time to make them! LOL!

Together We Save said...

Wow !! These sound so yummy!!

pam said...

I have never thought of this type of mixture before. Def. interesting!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You did a great job my dear! I love your mix, I use the Betty Crocker one for the box tops ... lol ;).

I also am lazy and do the bar form .. lol :) they are so good I eat too many!

Anonymous said...

they look delish!

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