Orange Cream Cookies

Orange is always a super refreshing flavor.  And here in California, the best time to get oranges is November through about April or May.  So I got me some oranges and made some orange sugar cookies, and since that’s not nearly enough orange I also topped them with a sweet orange cream cheese frosting!

See how many times I can say the word “orange” in one paragraph??

Try these – you might find yourself doing the same!


  • 1 ¼ cup butter, softened to room temperature, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T + 2 t fresh orange juice, divided
  • 2 t orange zest, divided (basically, just get 1 big orange – that’ll be enough for this recipe)
  • ½ t vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ¼ t salt
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


These are pretty easy cookies to make.  First, put 1 cup of butter and the ½ cup of sugar into a bowl and mix until well combined.

Next, add in the egg, 1 T of the orange juice, 1 t orange zest and the vanilla and mix that in as well.

Finally, add in the flour and salt and mix until well combined.

Chill the dough for a half hour and then put it in rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, 6 to a sheet.  Flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.IMG_2744

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, until the cookies start to get nice and golden brown on the edges and bottoms.IMG_2745

Remove from the oven, let sit on the sheets for a couple minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once your cookies are cooled, it’s time to make the icing.  Just mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the remaining ¼ cup of butter, 2 t of orange juice and 1 t of orange zest.

Spread the icing onto the cookies and you are good to go!!

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.IMG_2749IMG_2755

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