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Orange creamsicle cookies are doubly good when you add cream filling

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Cookies that channel everyone's favorite frozen treat — creamsicles

There is nothing better than a delicious cookie fresh from the oven, but it gets even better when you sandwich an easy vanilla-orange frosting between two of those cookies.

These simple cookies are an orange and white chocolate twist to the typical chocolate chip cookie: lightly flavored with citrus and vanilla and then jazzed up when sandwiched with a super-easy semi-homemade vanilla-orange frosting. You will go crazy for these cookies that make you think of creamsicles.

Cookies that channel everyone's favorite frozen treat — creamsicles
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Orange creamsicle sandwich cookies recipe

Yields 8

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 20 minutes | Total time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

For the cookies

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks

For the cream filling

  • 1 tub vanilla whipped frosting
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

Directions:

For the cookies

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, then set aside.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt, and set aside.
  3. To the bowl of an electric mixer, add the sugar, butter, orange zest, orange extract and vanilla bean paste. Mix together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the egg, and mix until combined.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture until well combined. Stir in the white chocolate chips or chunks.
  6. Bake for about 10 – 13 minutes or until the edges are just lightly browned.
  7. Let the cookies cool, then spread a generous amount of orange cream frosting in the middles, and sandwich the cookies together.

For the cream frosting

  1. Stir all the ingredients together until combined.

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