These Orange Creamsicle Cookies From Cake Mix are the perfect treat for summer! With their bright orange color and creamy vanilla flavor, they are sure to be a hit at any gathering or BBQ. Plus, with just a few simple ingredients, they are easy to make and perfect for beginner bakers.
But, you don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy this tasty treat. Because the ingredients can be found any time of year you can make these cookies anytime the craving hits.
Table of contents
- ❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- 🔪 How to Make Orange Creamsicle Cookies From Cake Mix
- 🥄 Equipment
- 🥫 Storage
- Serve With
- 💭 Tips
- ⁉️ FAQ
- 🍽 More Orange Recipes
- 🧾Recipe Card
❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Soft and chewy these cookies come together quickly.
- You only need basic ingredients so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money at the grocery store.
- They are so easy to make, no special baking skills are needed.
You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make these soft orange cookies. Gather these ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store so that you can whip up a batch of these delicious cookies.
- white cake mix
- orange powdered gelatin
- orange zest
- large eggs
- white chocolate chips
See the recipe card below for quantities.
🔪 How to Make Orange Creamsicle Cookies From Cake Mix
Making these orange creamsicle cookies is simple. Just follow these step-by-step directions and you will have some soft and chewy cookies that are bursting with orange flavor in no time at all.
Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare your baking dish
Preheat oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.
Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients
In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, orange jello powder, and orange zest using a hand mixer.
Step 3: Add the wet ingredients and chocolate chips
Add the butter and the eggs and beat for about 1 minute. Then add the white chocolate chips and fold using a silicone spoon.
Step 4: Shape the cookie dough
Scoop about 1 1/2 tbsp of dough roll into a ball and place it onto the baking sheet with about 1-2 inches between them.
Step 5: Bake and cool the cookies
Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes. Let the cookies cool and enjoy!
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Flavors: Change up the flavor by using different flavors such as lime or cherry.
- Chocolate: Instead of using white chocolate chips, use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips instead.
- Sprinkles: Add a little festive touch to your cookies by adding your favorite multi-colored sprinkles.
Are you a big fan of orange creamsicle recipes? Next time check out this Orange Creamsicle Pie recipe.
Here is a quick overview of the equipment that you need to make this delicious recipe.
- large bowl
- baking sheets or cookie sheets
- parchment paper
- cookie scoop or ice cream scoop
If you manage to have leftover cookies, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
These delicious orange cookies pair well with just about any of your favorite meals. Some of our favorite meals to enjoy with them are Italian Sub Sliders, Stuffed Pepperoni Bread, or Slow Cooker Chili Mac.
Here are a few tips that you can use to help make sure that these cookies turn out perfectly for you every time that you make them.
- Make sure that you use room temperature ingredients so that it mixes evenly into the cookie dough.
- Lining your baking sheets helps prevent the cookies from browning too much on the bottom so we don’t recommend skipping this step.
- Don’t overmix the batter. This is a common mistake that many novice bakers make, resulting in tough and dense baked goods. Remember to mix just until the ingredients are incorporated – any more than that and you risk activating too much gluten and developing too much structure in your batter.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
No, there is no need to mix the gelatin with water first.
You will know the cookies are done baking when they are set in the middle and starting to brown on the edges.
Yes, these cookies freeze well when baked. Just pop them in a freezer-safe bag and store them for up to 6 months.
🍽 More Orange Recipes
Do you enjoy orange recipes? If so, give these recipes a try next time:
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Orange Creamsicle Cookies From Cake Mix
- large bowl
- Baking sheets
- Cookie scoop
- 15 ounces white cake mix any brand will do.
- 3 ounces orange powdered gelatin
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 8 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 11 ounces white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, orange jello powder and orange zest using a hand mixer.
- Add the butter and the eggs and beat for about 1 minute.
- Add the white chocolate chips and fold using a silicone spoon.
- Scoop about 1 1/2 tbsp of dough and roll into a ball and place onto the baking sheet with about 1-2 inches in between them.
- Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!