Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies
Spring is almost here (I say that and there is snow on the ground as I type, but the weatherman promised spring like temps next week), and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with these Orange Creamsicle from Six Sister’s Stuff. I was very excited to try these and they did not disappoint. The flavor is light and smooth just like a sweet creamsicle.
Orange Creamsicle Cookies
 
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange zest (for me that was the zest of 2 oranges)
2 cups white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and white chocolate chips.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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