Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Jump To Recipe Team Team Modified: March 21, 2022
Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies Recipe

How To Make Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies

These orange sugar cookies have a soft and tender cookie base, a zesty orange infusion, and a smooth cream cheese frosting on top.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 50 minutes



  • cupscake flour
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,room temperature
  • ¼cupall vegetable shortening,unflavored, at room temperature
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1tbsporange zest
  • 1large egg
  • 1large egg white
  • 1tsporange extract
  • 1tspvanilla extract

For Frosting:

  • 4ozcream cheese,softened
  • ¼cupsalted butter,softened
  • 1tsporange extract
  • cupspowdered sugar



  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt, then set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whip together ½ cup of butter, shortening, sugar and orange zest on medium speed for about 4 minutes until very pale and fluffy, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.

  3. Add in the egg and mix until combined, then add the egg white, orange extract and vanilla extract. Stir until combined.

  4. With the mixer running, slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

  5. Transfer the dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F during the last 10 minutes of refrigeration.

  7. Scoop the dough out and shape into balls, about the size of a golf ball. Place the dough balls on Silpat lined baking sheets and dust tops with flour, then using hands or the bottom of a large measuring cup, flatten the balls into rounds.

  8. Bake in the oven for 8 to 11 minutes.

  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the cream cheese and butter until pale and fluffy.

  2. Mix in the orange extract, followed by powdered sugar, and blend until well combined and fluffy.

  3. Frost and garnish the cookies with sprinkles, then serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container.


  • Calories: 298.69kcal
  • Fat: 13.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.90g
  • Trans Fat: 0.69g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.40g
  • Fiber: 0.37g
  • Sugar: 27.75g
  • Protein: 2.57g
  • Cholesterol: 37.60mg
  • Sodium: 146.80mg
  • Calcium: 42.10mg
  • Potassium: 40.17mg
  • Iron: 1.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 92.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.68mg
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