Orange Dreamsicle Cookies

Orange Dreamsicles are magical. Really. The right combo of fruity and creamy.

These cookies capture the subtle flavors of orange dreamsicle perfectly into each and every bite! They are adapted from my Lemon Cookies (a huge hit and a definite must-try recipe if you haven’t already). They are chewy, soft and exceptionally easy to make.

The Cream Frosting is the perfect topping to these cookies. It is light and creamy, just as it needs to be to compliment the orange cookies. If you love orange rolls, you will absolutely adore these cookies!

Orange Dreamsicle Cookies from ...These cookies are INCREDIBLE! They are so soft and chewy and the flavor is amazing!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Orange Dreamsicle Cookies
If you love orange dreamsicles, you will LOVE these cookies! They are soft and chewy and the cream frosting is divine!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: about 30-34 cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2¼ cups flour
Cream Frosting
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon orange extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and beat in well. Add orange zest, orange extract and vanilla and mix until well blended. Add salt, baking powder and flour and mix until well combined.
  3. Roll cookies into 1 inch balls and place on greased cooking sheet. Space balls about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-9 minutes or until lightly golden on edges of cookies.
Cream Frosting
  1. Combine powdered sugar, whipping cream, salt and orange extract in a medium bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spread frosting over the top of cooled cookies.
  3. If you would like, garnish cookies with orange zest.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    A year or two ago I made some orange and white chocolate chip cookies. They never got popular, at all. But...I loved them :) And I would LOVE YOURS even more! The frosting for starters! These are right up my alley, Nikki! Pinned!

  2. Tiffany


    Hi there! These look fantastic! you think I could add orange juice instead of extract? Or absolutely not? I get worried the cookies flavor will be too fake? Thanks!

  3. michelle

    Do you think you would be able to use chia seeds in replacement for the egg? Sons allergic :(



    I was wondering if you really need the orange zest or could they survive without it. I am going to try to make them but no orange...

  5. Leena


    These cookies sound absolutely delicious. Please tell me what I could use instead of egg! I want to make them soon as possible. Thanx for the recipe!

  6. Cher

    can u substitute milk for cream?

  7. Linda McEntire

    What is "orange zest"
    It's listed on the Ornge Dreamsicle Cookie and I've never heard of it.

    1. Chef in Training

      you just grate "zest" the outside peel of an orange. It gives it such a fresh flavor.

  8. julie

    will the frosting get hard so you can stack them