Creamsicle Cookies

These Orange Creamsicle Cookies are a HUGE hit at my house! Lightly orange flavored with white chocolate chips inside a perfectly chewy cookie!

My husband has been watching these shows lately about people who are preparing for the end of the world.

Doomsday Preppers.

Are you familiar?

They have like whole secret bunkers built underground filled with loads of canned food and cots and stuff.

Which, of course, got my husband thinking about what we would need to survive in case there is a disaster of epic proportions.


We don’t currently have any large cans of beans or dried food in our pantry.  We have no weaponry to shoot looters or zombies.  And we certainly don’t have a seed collection to repopulate the earth’s vegetation.

What we DO have is a rather expansive collection of nail polish, food photo props and People magazines.

I’m thinking I’m dead meat.


Here’s the thing, though.  If the world is dunzo, I’m pretty sure I would be fine going down with it.  I mean, there would be no internet, no ELECTRICITY!  I lost power for a week last year when a hurricane came through and I have to say without power there’s not much to live for.

Plus, beans aren’t my jam, so if the zombies didn’t kill me I would inevitably die of starvation.


What currently IS my jam are these cookies.

They’re good stuff.

Make ’em and eat ’em and don’t worry, be happy.

Creamsicle Cookies

Start with oranges.  I’m doing fruit again.  Maybe the world IS ending?!

Mix some zest and juice with some butter and sugar and drop onto a lined baking sheet…

Bake them for a few minutes and they will come out looking like this…

Love these Orange Creamsicle CookiesThat’s it.  Super easy Creamsicle Cookies dotted with loads of white chocolate chips.

Now if you love the orangey theme check out THESE Carrot Cake Parfaits {in jars} with Dreamsicle Mousse from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.  They are ADORABLE!


Creamsicle Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes approx 24 large cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp Orange zest ( I used about 6 Clementines)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In your stand mixer combine butter and both sugars. Mix together about 2 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Add in egg and orange juice and mix 30 seconds more.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in flour, baking soda, salt and zest.
  5. Continue mixing on medium-low until dough comes together.
  6. Turn speed to low and add in your white chocolate chips until incorporated evenly.
  7. Scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheet, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  9. Let cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.


adapted from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

56 Responses

  1. Jess watches those shows too. I’m always telling him that why would I want to live in a world where I was stuck in a basement eating canned food.

    People are freaking nuts. The end.

  2. Connie

    How did I not think of this already? My husband wants white chocolate on practically all desserts and I love incorporating citrus zest into desserts. It adds to much unexpected flavor. Great idea, love it!

  3. TAmara

    Once again I needed to rush off to the bathroom before I wet myself from your hilarity!! I make these with lemoniness Like Cookies by George lemon cooler cookies. Orange sounds good too 🙂
    As always, you rock!!

  4. YUM! This is going to be a fave, I can already tell! We stumbled onto this show recently too -and had some resulting funny conversations. You should have heard my husband and boys when I walked through the door with fire extinguishers the other day. Of course, now I am a prepper in their minds. Apparently fire extinguisher = prepper. It couldn’t possibly be the fact that I have had this nagging feeling for months that we should have at least one operational extinguisher in the house in case I set the toaster on fire or something. . . . Not that I would ever do such a thing! Just being prepared.
    Ach!! Maybe I AM a prepper!!

  5. Kimberlee

    Hopefully you can trade some of your magazines for food… those crazy seed hording people will need to be entertained at some time.

    And I’m totally making these cookies tonight, addicted to Dreamsicles!

  6. You’re too funny! I have to admit, when I read this post the first time, I swore it said that they had secret underground bunkers filled with canned goods, CATS and stuff. I honestly thought to myself, “now why would they have cats?” You don’t want to know what came to mind immediatly after that thought! Anyways, these cookies look scrumptious! I bet my hubby would love these, gonna have to give them a try!!


  7. Jill W

    Where did you purchase your baking mat and do you bake with it alot??? Your cookies look amazing and I wish mine would turn out that way!! Any tips???

    1. shelly

      I got it on Amazon! Actually I use parchment more often than my Silpat, but I do really like them. It’s great for baking and non-stick and it helps the cookies cook evenly and not brown too quickly 🙂

  8. Holy moly, these cookies look yumorific! I love citrus fruits in sweet treats like this. Oh, and I’m with you on being dead meat. We have nothing neither. Looks like the zombies will get us

    If I ever had enough money for an underground bunker filled with enough to survive on, you’d bet that it would be decked out with an awesome kitchen and baking area, hehe.

  9. Andi

    I actually know some of those people. They want everybody to save 2litre bottles to store rice in. Because it is apparently better than saving it in the bags it comes in. And post-apocalypse we will be living on rice and beans. Because without electricity we will somehow still have running water.

    Yeah, I’ve solicited promises from more than one person to just kill me when that time comes.

    Luckily, I have a gas oven. I’m kind of hoping that means that should my friends fail to carry out their promises to spare me from the apocalypse by politely shooting me, I’ll still be able to make these cookies.

  10. Im too scared to watch that show, I tend to freak out and I worry I will become one of them! Not a zombie, a prepper. Actually being a zombie sounds less scary! Love the cookies!

  11. Here’s my doomsday prepping: bake a batch of these, regular CCC’s, the baked sweet and salty brownies, a really luscious cheesecake and a peanut butter pie. Stick it in the freezer. and devour one by one as the world is ending.

  12. Debra Kapellakis

    I haven’t had a creamsicle ice cream in too many years to count. I don’t have chocolate or white chocolate chips but I do have cady bars that I can chop up. I can’t wait to make these. Thank you very much for sharing these. I was sent here through another great blog “Confessions of A Cookbook Queen”. I also plan on trying her Carrot Cake Parfait.

  13. Oh, come over here. We have some sort of emergency food kit. And big ol’ containers for water. Remember Y2K? I didn’t have to but toilet paper for 6 months.

    Does you hubby watch that show where people try to stay “off the grid?” Maybe it’s called Off the Grid…I have no idea, but I’m betting your hubby would like it. I always retreat to the other TV to watch my DVR’d Fashion Police.

    OH…and I’m so glad that cookies are “jam” and not beans! 😉

  14. Erica

    I just read your guest post on Bakingdom and discovered your site… I love it! Your posts are hilarious! I laughed out loud at work at the picture of your husband wearing his workout vest. “Is this grounds for divorce?” TOO funny!

  15. There were these orange cookies I loved growing up that I cannot locate to save my life now. I’ll have to try these to see if they are better (which I bet they are since they are not store-bought)

  16. Jennifer H

    I just made these and they are wonderful. I made them into bars (spread the dough in a 9×13 glass pan) and baked them at 325 for 18 minutes. Perfect. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  17. Amanda

    Made these cookies just this afternoon….oh so yummy! I can’t wait for my husband to get home so he can try them too! Thanks for sharing!!!

  18. Stephanie

    These were loved! Thank you for this recipe. A note to others: I took the first batch out too soon, I think, they were only just starting to get brown around the edges. That batch was still delicious, but very crumbly the next day.

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