4.22.2014

Orange Supremesicle Cookies

 When I picture Summer time I picture one of two things--A. Driving through town, windows down, singing along to the radio at the top of my lungs.  All the towns people loving my car concert of course & asking for my autograph as I drive by.  And B. Eating popsicles, specifically orange creamsicles.

I recently discovered Jillian @ A Bajillian Recipes (I'm convinced she has the most clever blog name ever)  and I was hooked.  Her recipes look absolutely drool-worthy, and I just knew y'all would love this recipe reminiscent of my summer time fave; orange creamsicles.  Take it away Jillian...

If Orange Creamsicles and Orange Sherbet Dixie Cups bring up fond memories of your childhood, you'll love these Orange Supremesicle Cookies!

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I don't know anyone who doesn't love a good Orange Creamsicle. There's something so refreshing about that tart orange and creamy vanilla combo that no one can resist. Summers just weren't complete without those wonderful little Dixie cups accompanied by those quintessential wooden spoons. Although the spoons added a "woody" flavor, I'm pretty sure there was a universal law against using ordinary silverware spoons with these treats. So how do we transform a beloved classic into something even better? Turn it into a cookie!

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Orange and cream come together perfectly in this cookie. First, you've got the bright citrusy flavor from the orange cookie exterior. Then there's the sweet and slightly tangy cream cheese filling as the surprise in the center. Oh, and don't forget the white chocolate drizzle to top it off!

Cookie Stack

These cookies were a HUGE hit with all of my friends and coworkers! In fact, I brought a batch to work, and they were gone within minutes! I should also mention that I work at a fitness club, but that never stopped anyone from inhaling 2 or 3 of these babies!

Inside the cookie

Like I said, there's just something about that zesty orange and creamy vanilla combo that no one can resist. When you add the word "creamsicle" to orange, everyone's ears suddenly perk up. It sounds a lot more appealing than orange cookies, don't ya think?

Cookie Bite

These cookies make the perfect Springtime or Summertime treat. Heck, they're great all year round! Try them out today!

Inside the Cookie

Before you get started, I've provided a few step-by-step photos to make your job a little easier! Have fun!

To make the cookie dough, combine the cake mix with 1 teaspoon of baking powder in a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl. Add in the eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla, and mix until combined. 

orange dough

Place the dough into the refrigerator for one hour while you prepare the cream cheese filling. For the filling, whip the cream cheese with the vanilla and almond extracts in either a stand mixer or with an electric handheld mixer. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and whip until smooth.

Cream Cheese Filling

Using a tablespoon, scoop out the cream cheese filling and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Continue scooping with the rest of the filling. Place in the freezer for at least one hour.

Cream Cheese Filling Scoops

Here comes the more challenging part. I promise you can do it though! Preheat your oven to 375F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Before you do ANYthing, grease your hands with either non-stick cooking spray or butter. You'll thank me later! Take a golfball-sized portion of cookie dough and flatten between the palms of your hands.

Orange dough-joined

Place one tablespoon of cream cheese filling in the center of the dough and gently wrap the dough around the filling, assuring that every crease is fully sealed and no filling is showing. You don't want your cookies to leak while baking in the oven! Carefully, roll it into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Filled cookie-joined

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies begin to crackle. 

Baked Cookies

After removing from the oven, gently press the center of each cookie. This will help to prevent that lumpy look. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. While your cookies are cooling, prepare the white chocolate. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave until smooth. At this point, you can just use a spoon to drizzle the white chocolate over the cooled cookies. I, however, wanted a little more control. I decided to pour the white chocolate in a small zip-top bag with the corner tip cut off and used a zig-zag motion to drizzle the chocolate over the cookies.

  White Chocolate Drizzle

Either way works perfectly fine!

Finished cookies

Allow the white chocolate to set if you don't want a mess all over your hands when you scarf one down. Then again, who doesn't love licking chocolate off their hands?


Orange Supremecicle Cookies
If Orange Creamsicles and Orange Sherbet Dixie Cups bring up fond memories of your childhood, you'll love these Orange Supremesicle Cookies!
Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients: For the Cookies 1 box (18.25 oz) orange cake mix (I used Duncan Hines) 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 large eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the Cream Cheese Filling 6 ounces cream cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup (113g) powdered sugar For the white chocolate drizzle 1 cup (170g) white chocolate chips Directions: Make the cookies. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. Add the eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla, and stir until it forms a dough. Stir until no more clumps of dry cake mix remain. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. Make the cream cheese filling. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese and vanilla together. Slowly add the powdered sugar, and mix until smooth. Using a tablespoon, scoop out cream cheese filling and place onto lined baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the filling. Place baking sheet in the freezer for at least one hour. Assembling the cookies. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Grease your hands with either nonstick cooking spray or butter. To assemble cookies, scoop out a small portion of dough about the size of a golfball and flatten in the palm of your hand. Place a tablespoon of the cream cheese filling in the center of the flattened dough, and carefully wrap the dough around the filling. (Make sure that no filling is showing. You don't want the cookies to leak while baking!) Gently roll into a ball and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies begin to crackle. After removing from the oven, gently press the tops of the cookies to prevent a lumpy appearance. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl or over a double broiler. Drizzle the white chocolate over the cooled cookies and allow the chocolate to set. Serve and enjoy!


[Me again] There ya have it kiddos, a yummy twist on a summer classic.  I can't wait to try these out and while dreaming of summer.  And this isn't the only recipe she's got up here sleeve; see what to do with your leftover Easter peeps here.  Now go pay a visit to my dear Jillian's blog, or connect with her on Facebook and Pinterest.  


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35 comments:

  1. Yum!!! What a creative recipe and perfect for summer! :)

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  2. These looks so yummy!! And the photos are gorgeous, great job!

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  3. These look sooooo good! I think I'll be making these this summer for sure!

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  4. I'm definitely stealing this and making a spin on it so it can be gluten free. P.s. Great quality food pictures!

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    1. Great idea, Colie! I'm anxious to see your spin on it! I'm sure they'll turn out great :)

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  5. These seriously look amazing... I want one right now!

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  6. This, wow... no words. I can't believe how fun these are. So glad I stumbled upon your darling blog!

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  7. Thank you SO much for having me for the day, Mary! And thanks for the very kind introduction--I definitely look forward to sharing more sweet creations :)

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  8. Beautiful! You know where to post this. ;)

    Alexis ♥ Laugh. Eat. Learn.

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  9. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so honored that you shared my recipe on your link up and I definitely appreciate it :)

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  10. Those look soooo yummy!!! I will have to try making these! :-)

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  11. oh my goodness, these look amazing. I'm going to have to find a replacement for the cream cheese filling but I'm all on board to make these.

    xx Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I haven't really experimented with dairy substitutes yet, but I'm sure there's gotta be a great one out there. If not, they're pretty tasty with the white chocolate drizzle alone :)

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  12. So, these look so good it's not even right. :O I may not be able to give up until I figure out a gluten-free version when I can finally have dairy and such too. Shouldn't be too hard though. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Kacie! I'm sure you'll be able to figure out a gluten-free version of this recipe. Everyone needs to have Orange Cremesicle cookies in their life ;)

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  13. Yum! Saw this on Whatever Goes Wednesdays and had to stop by for a closer look.

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  14. WHOA... those look... wHoA...

    I think I'm in love... and would eat all of them in ONE sitting!!!!

    Found you through Fitness Blondie's Hump day Blog Hop! And I am SO glad I did!!!!

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    1. Kateri, I almost DID eat them all in one sitting--they're pretty dangerous ;)

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  15. Holy cow, these look SO good! Creamsicles were my favorite treat as a kid and I love that these are in cookie form :)

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    1. Thank you, Amy! The only difference between these cookies and Orange Cremesicles is that these cookies don't melt ;)

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  16. Cream sucked are my favorite so these sound perfect!

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  17. I've made the Orange Creamsicle Cookies but these are a totally different spin on that cookie! Love your pictures and the how to tutorial. I might have to try these ;)

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    1. Everything's better filled, especially cookies :) Glad you liked the pictures and tutorial--you'll definitely have to try them!

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  18. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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  19. These look so good, I always love how cake mixes make soft cookies.

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    1. Thanks, Mindie! I absolutely love using cake mixes! The possibilities are truly endless, and I can always get them on sale ;)

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  20. Stopping by from the Share Your Stuff Tuesday link up. Your post was the most clicked last week and will be featured in our 4/29 link up. Congratulations!

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  21. um.... that looks absolutely amazing and i am going to make that right now

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  22. Hey Mary! These look delicious- I love the touch of the white chocolate drizzle... my bf is obsessed with anything white chocolate! These are perfect for springtime since they're so brightly colored. I love the layout of your blog, its so fun and girly!
    Xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

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  23. Trust me they are so good! I can't wait to make them again this summer. Thanks :)

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