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orange dreamsicle Cookies with sprinkles
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Orange Dreamcicle Cookies

These cute little cookies are chewy, loaded with flavor, and slathered with amazing dreamsicle frosting, the perfect combination of orange and vanilla!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Cooling time30 mins
Total Time41 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 6562.65kcal

Ingredients

Orange Dreamsicle Cookie Recipe

  • 3 cups Flour all-purpose flour works great
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Butter Room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup Sugar White Granulated
  • 2 large Eggs large
  • ¾ tsp Orange Extract

Orange Dreamsicle Frosting Recipe

  • ½ cup Butter room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • ½ tsp Orange Extract
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract Pure extract if possible
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar plus ½ cup if needed
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Zest zest from 2 oranges

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.  
  • Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add the eggs and then beat well again. Gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until all ingredients are combined.
  • Roll the cookie dough into balls, about 1 ½" cookie dough balls and place on a large greased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are barely golden brown.
  • Let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire baking rack. Let the cookie cool completely before frosting.

How to Make Orange Dreamsicle Frosting

  • Wash, dry and then zest 2 large oranges. set the zest aside. You can squeeze the orange for the orange juice in the frosting, if desired.
  • In a large bowl, add the room temperature butter.  Using a hand mixer (a stand mixer works great too) beat the butter until it is light and fluffy.  Add in the powdered sugar and mix on low speed at first and then increase the speed to medium until the mixture is coming together. 
  • Slowly add in the orange juice, vanilla extract, orange extract, and orange zest.  Continue to mix for another minute or so.  If your frosting is a little too dense, add a teaspoon of orange juice.  If your frosting is too runny, add another half cup of powdered sugar. You want your frosting to have stiff peaks but still be spreadable.
  • Spread the orange Dreamsicle buttercream frosting on your cooled cookie and top with sprinkles. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 6562.65kcal | Carbohydrates: 953.09g | Protein: 56.29g | Fat: 290.73g | Saturated Fat: 179.04g | Cholesterol: 1153.93mg | Sodium: 5209.86mg | Potassium: 680.22mg | Fiber: 11.4g | Sugar: 656.27g | Vitamin A: 9239.86IU | Vitamin C: 33.32mg | Calcium: 220.79mg | Iron: 19.6mg