Drink & Dish: Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

When I was a little girl, my brother’s mom (yeah, my family is hard to explain…she’s not my mom, or my step mom…) always kept the creamsicle ice cream in the house. You know, the swirl between the orange sorbet, and vanilla ice cream? The one that is 100x superior to just the bar with the ice cream on the inside? She always had it, and I always finished it. She probably never got more than a bowl full, and I didn’t even live there.

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

There is something so refreshing about the bright, citrusy, orange flavor against the smooth and creamy vanilla that is just about perfect in every way. Great on their own, better together.

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

I’m a little obsessed with stuffing cookies. I mean, I love a good chocolate chip cookie, but it is almost always better if all of the chocolate (or white chocolate as the case may be) is contained to the center, so that when you bite into the cookies you have the same experience as, say, a jelly-filled donut. And if you don’ know it’s in there, you get an AWESOME SURPRISE!!

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These creamsicle cookies are dangerously addictive. The cookie is soft and chewy, and the white chocolate filling stays perfectly creamy, even after the cookies have cooled. In fact, these are a rare cookie case when they taste BETTER after cooling completely. They come out slightly underdone, and need about a full hour after that to set, and cool completely. I mean, I was impatient, and I still loved them right out of the oven, but it wasn’t until I had one the next day that I fell deeply, deeply in love. In fact, the second batch didn’t even make it past the filming day. They were that good.

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Cookie stuffing can be one of those things that no matter how well you try to describe it, it’s better just to see it in action, so Nicole and I are bringing you an awesome summer episode of drink and dish! Be sure to check out her recipe for her delicious rum punch!

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12-16 cookies

Serving Size: 2 cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 large egg white
  • 4 oz good quality white chocolate squares or chopped into large chunks

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together sugar and orange zest. Then beat in cream cheese, egg white, and orange juice until combined. Slowly, beat in dry ingredients until combined, scraping down sides of the bowl as necessary. Refrigerate dough for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350. Roll cookies into 1? balls, then stuff with a white chocolate square. Re-roll into 1? ball, making sure all the white chocolate is covered. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden. Cool completely on baking sheet. Store in a loosely covered container for 5-7 days.
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Comments

    • Ari says

      Thanks Megan!! PS, if you eat eggs, a lot of my recipes that have cornstarch in them can be changed to an egg and become corn-free! I usually use corn starch + 1/4 cup almond milk in my vegan recipes, but you can easily change any of them to an egg if you’d like! :)

    • Ari says

      Oh girl–you will never look at a cookie the same again once you have one that has been stuffed on the inside! Plus it works really well for the bite-sized cookies I prefer. :)

    • Ari says

      Orange cream everything! Especially this time of year. Remember when Orange Julius was popular? I wonder if anyone still goes there, haha.

    • Ari says

      Awww thank you so much friend!!! I so appreciate you taking the time to watch the videos–it really means a lot!!

  1. says

    No butter! I love scrolling through your recipes and seeing how decadent they look, and then looking at the ingredients and being pleasantly surprised that they’re better for you than most. And holy cow these are PUFFY! YUM!

    • Ari says

      I am ALWAYS impressed by your ingredients so that is a huge compliment!! I definitely have some recipes that are healthier than others, but I really try to at least lighten things up where I can, and I (almost) never miss butter or white flour!

  2. says

    I used to love creamsicles but I have to admit that I kind of loved the popsicle version. There was something about eating all the orange off and being left with the ice cream center. YUM! I saw your pic on IG and I had to come over and pin the recipe. xo

    • Ari says

      I feel like the problem with the popsicles was that there wasn’t enough ice cream, but I did love saving it for the end! Thanks friend! :)

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  1. […] Ari and I show you how to make a couple of our favorite summer inspired treats. Ari makes some Creamsicle Cookies (you can find the recipe here!), while I whip up this Rum […]

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