Orange Cream Halloween Cookies

Orange Cookies

Halloween is just around the corner, and rather than having another pumpkin flavored treat, it’s time to make something with a different flavor that’s still festive: Orange Cream Halloween Cookies!

I LOVE the flavor combination of orange and vanilla. It reminds me of the classic dreamcicle. The orange is so bright and refreshing in the cookies. They are so delicious!

The cookies are really fun to decorate. There are a variety of sprinkles and decorations you can use to customize your cookies. This is a great cookie project to get the kids involved with! They will love it!

Ingredients:
For the Orange Cookies:
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
¼ tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp orange extract
½ tbsp fresh orange zest
¼ cup fresh orange juice
1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
4 drops red food coloring (optional)
25 drops yellow food coloring (optional)

For the Vanilla Icing:
1 and ¼ cup powdered sugar
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp orange extract
1 tsp fresh orange juice
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp light corn syrup
Sprinkles for decorating (optional)

 

Butter and Sugar for Orange Cookies

Cream the butter and sugar together.

Orange Cookie Wet Ingredients

Stir in the egg, 1/4 tsp vanilla and 2 tsp orange extracts, orange zest, and ¼ cup orange juice.

Flour mixture for Orange Cookies

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl.

Orange Cookie Dough

Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until all ingredients are incorporated and a dough forms.  Stir in the food colorings (optional).

Orange Cookie Dough on baking sheet

Place tablespoonfuls of the orange cookie dough on a greased baking sheet, about 1-2 inches apart.

Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8-10 minutes.

Baked Orange Cookies

Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the baking sheet. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Orange Cookie Icing

Sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl.  Stir in the ¼ tsp vanilla and ¼ tsp orange extracts, 1 tsp orange juice, milk, and corn syrup. Stir until smooth.

Dip Orange Cookies in Icing

Dip the tops of the cookies into the icing.

Sprinkles on Dipped Orange Cookies

Place cookies back onto cooling rack (with a sheet of waxed paper underneath to catch any dripping icing). Top the cookies with sprinkles immediately. Allow the cookies to sit until the icing has hardened and set.

Stacked Orange Cookies

You don’t have to wait until Halloween to make these fabulous Orange Cream Cookies!  You can make them all-year!

 


 

 

Orange Cream Halloween Cookies

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Serves: About 18 cookies

Bright and refreshing orange and vanilla flavored cookies! These can be enjoyed anytime of year!
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp orange extract
  • ½ tbsp fresh orange zest
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 25 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 1 and ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp orange extract
  • 1 tsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • Sprinkles for decorating (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together. Stir in the egg, vanilla and orange extracts, orange zest, and ¼ cup orange juice.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until all ingredients are incorporated and a dough forms. Stir in the food colorings (optional).
  3. Place tablespoonfuls of the orange cookie dough on a greased baking sheet, about 1-2 inches apart. Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the baking sheet. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  5. Sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Stir in the ¼ tsp vanilla and ¼ tsp orange extracts, 1 tsp orange juice, milk, and corn syrup. Stir until smooth.
  6. Dip the tops of the cookies into the icing. Place back onto cooling rack (with a sheet of waxed paper underneath to catch any dripping icing). Top the cookies with sprinkles immediately. Allow the cookies to sit until the icing has hardened and set.

 

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