Orange Creamsicle Cookies

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Orange Creamsicle Cookies
From www.smalltownwoman.com, by bpierce

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Growing up one of my favorite popsicles was definitely the Orange Creamsicle.  Now I can’t stop my daughter from eating these Orange Creamsicle Cookies.  These beauties are all about real delectable luscious orange flavor packed in a beautiful cookie.  So divine.  There is just something extraordinary about a luscious orange cookie drizzled with creamy orange frosting.  

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Oh my goodness.  I think I will have one right now.  Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. They are also a good source of dietary fiber. Oranges are a good source of B vitamins including vitamin B1. Now I know that cookies are probably not your best source of eating oranges but in this recipe we throw some of those bad boys in the food processor, peel and all.

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So if you love oranges and citrus like I do these little iced numbers are going to steal your heart. Orange Creamsicle Cookies are super easy, unbelievably delectable and sweetly nostalgic.  

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Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 medium seedless oranges
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1-3 tablespoons orange juice
  • Optional: 3 yellow drops food coloring
  • Optional: 1 red drop food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut oranges in quarters remove flesh; cutting away any of the white pith. Remove any pith from the peel. Place orange flesh and peels in food processor and process until smooth.
  3. In stand mixer cream 1/2 cup butter and 3-4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and 1/3 cup of the orange mixture. In small bowl combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add flour mixture to orange mixture and beat on very low just until combined; scraping sides of bowl. Stir in food coloring if desired.
  4. Drop by round tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 13-15 minutes. Transfer cookies to cooling racks. Allow cookies to cool completely before icing.
  5. In stand mixer combine 2 tablespoons melted butter, powdered sugar, orange extract, remaining orange mixture and enough orange juice for drizzling consistency. Add orange juice 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
  6. Drizzle cooled cookies with frosting.

Notes

I use approximately 3 tablespoons orange juice but different factors can effect how much you will need such as humidity and altitude.

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