Monday, May 21, 2012
Orange Creamsicle Cookies
Yikes! I am THE laziest blogger ever!
No, not really. The truth is I haven't been doing much baking/crafting/creating lately while I tried to launch my business with my mom. What business, you ask? Well, my own little Etsy shop (www.whilewewerecrafting.etsy.com) Go ahead...visit it. See something you like. Then buy it. We'll be best friends if you do.
Back to blogging...
Well, I am back in gear as far as my creative juices go. This particular blog is inspired by a friend of mine. He asked me to make him "orange creamsicle cookies" as he remembered them from the MREs back in his army days. So after some intense googling (and btw, Uncle Sam is not one to share recipes), I finally decided to combine a few recipes together and came up with this little beauty. They are designed to taste like those yummy orange popsicles with cream in the middle. Sigh. So good.
The basic recipe (Easy Cake Mix Cookies) comes from www.sweetsugarbelle.com so please visit her website and check out all the wonderful goodies. I replaced the chocolate cake mix with french vanilla, eliminated the flour, and used 1/3 cup of orange Kool-Aid. Other recipes called for orange zest but I don't like the stuff. Plus, the Kool-Aid gives them an awesome orange tint. I also added 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips. Makes a great summer cookie, I think. Hope you agree!
**My apologies in advance for not taking fancier pictures, but they wouldn't do the cookies justice anyway. Make them yourself. I dare you.
1 box french vanilla cake mix
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup orange Kool-Aid
1/2 bag (or 6 oz.) white chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a bowl until well combined.
Gently fold in chocolate chips. Spoon onto cookie sheets. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Yields 2 dozen.