Friday, January 27, 2012

Orange Cremesicle Cookies

Orange Cremesicle Cookies

3  Cups  Butter, softened
1 1/2  Cups  Brown Sugar
1 1/2  Cups  White Sugar
3  Eggs
1  Tablespoon  Vanilla
7 1/2  Cups  Flour
2 1/4  teaspoons  Baking Soda
1 1/2  teaspoons  Salt
1/3  Cup  Orange Zest, finely minced (from about 3 large Oranges)
4 to 6  Cups  Vanilla Chips
Juice from Half of one Orange

Cream together the Butter and Sugars.  Beat in Eggs and Vanilla.  Add in Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt; mix well until incorporated.  Stir in Orange Zest and Vanilla Chips.  Gently blend in Orange Juice.  Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 375* for 8-10 minutes. (Do not flatten on the baking sheet or over bake!)  Cool before storing in an air-tight container.  Makes about 8 dozen and freezes well.

What a refreshing change!  After all the rich cookies at Christmas it sure tastes good to have a citrus cookie.  I found this recipe at The Girl Who Ate Everything, via Pintrest.  I thought the recipe was a little small (we go through cookies like crazy and I sure don't like to make them!) and a little stiff, so I adapted and tripled it.  I hope you enjoy it, too!

As you can tell, I had fun photographing this!
Bright spring-y aqua and orange--what's not to like?

Happy Eating!

1 comment:

deborah said...

I love your pictures of the cookies! Looks like fun. And Pinterest worthy! :)