creamsicle orange cookies

Ingredients  

  • ▢1/2 cup butter softened
  • ▢8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ▢1 egg
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • ▢1 box orange cake mix
  • ▢orange food coloring (or 1 part red to 2 parts yellow) optional
  • ▢1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ▢1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, orange extract, cream cheese, and egg with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the cake mix and mix well.
  • Optional: add orange food coloring if desired until the cookie dough reaches your desired orange color.
  • Stir the white chocolate chips into the cookie dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Form the dough into 24 balls. Roll each in the powdered sugar and then place on the parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake the cookies at 350F for 12-13 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove from the pan and finish cooling on a wire cooling rack

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