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Orange Dreamsicle Cookies

"Soft and chewy, quick and easy orange cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. It all starts with a simple cake mix! These cookies are lightly crisp on the outside, but stay soft on the inside."

Orange Dreamsicle Cookies

Servings – 8 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 10 Minutes Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons orange zest

  • 2 tablespoon orange juice from and orange

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 box orange cake mix, yellow cake mix will work if you can’t fine the orange - See note

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar for rolling cookies

  • Orange buttercream frosting, optional for icing top of cookies


In a large mixing bowl, add oil, eggs, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla extract and mix until fluffy.

Add cake mix and mix until just combined.

Chill dough for 20-30 minutes to make it easier to handle.

Scoop out 1” portions of the dough and roll in hands to form balls.

Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm but center is slightly soft.

Place powdered sugar in a large bowl, set aside.

Cool cookies for 5 minutes, then roll each cookie in powdered sugar. Coating completely.

You can let them cool completely if you choose to frost them in place of rolling them in powdered sugar.

To frost: Once they cool down, frost them with orange buttercream or drizzle some orange glaze and enjoy! 


If you can only find the NEW cake mixes that are 13.25oz this will alter the recipe above. You can add in 1/4 cup of flour to even the cake mix back to the original 15-18.25oz.


Calories: 174 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.6mg

"I Made these orange cookies for a family cookout… and just WOW, they were a huge hit and are a go-to recipe that pleases everyone."

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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