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Orange Cream Cookies Recipe
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Orange Cream Cookies

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"Cookies that taste like the ultimate childhood cream ice cream."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. Cream the shortening and brown sugar together until light. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, 3 tablespoons drink mix, baking powder, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda into the buttermilk. Stir in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk mixture. Stir in the white chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Frost cookies while still hot with orange glaze.
  4. In a small bowl, blend together the butter, 3 tablespoons orange drink mix, and confectioners sugar until smooth. Mix in water 2 teaspoons at a time until a pourable consistency is reached. Drizzle or brush onto cookies while still warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2002

I tried these cookies right after making them and I didn't think they were that great. I tried them the next day, and for some reason, they tasted better. The cookies were okay but I probably won't make them again--I'm not a huge fan of orange and white chocolate.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 27, 2006

Guess what? If you think it is strange to put Tang in a cookie - trust your instincts. These just taste weird and chalky. Skip the Tang and use fresh OJ and orange zest for orange cookies.


21 Ratings

Jul 21, 2003

The orange flavor is too strong. If I make them again, I will cut the amount of Tang in half or at least by 1/3. Also, this didn't have any impact on the taste or texture of the cookie after it was baked, but the dough was unusually dry as opposed to the usual stickiness of cookie dough. If you like Dreamsickles, you will like these cookies!

Aug 19, 2006

Not sure if I did something wrong when I made these, but the batter was quite runny. Looked more like cake batter than cookie dough. I ended up making one pan of bars and one dozen cookies. Despite the weird consistency, these tasted delicious. I would probably make them again.

Sep 27, 2011

Tang cookies were one of my boyfriends favorite childhood treat so I've been looking for a recipe for some time. I've tried a few others but this was by far the best! They are super soft and moist. I'm not a fan of tang and even I liked these. I didn't make the glaze but thought they were great without. I make half with the white chocolate chips b/c thats how my bf remembers and loves them. But I make the other half with regular choc chips b/c thats how I like them because they aren't quite as sweet and taste like those chocolate oranges!

Mar 21, 2011

Absoultely yummy! These cookies came out very soft and moist. They do taste a lot like an Orange Creamcycle icecream bar! It is something different from your basic flavors of cookies (peanut butter, chocolate chip, sugar). I totally recommend these!

Aug 29, 2002

I made this for my nieces, but my mom and sister liked them better. I thought they were a little sweet, but I was told, "That's what makes them so good!"

Jul 21, 2003

I HATE Tang, but these were actually pretty good. My husband thought they were the best of the 6 different kinds of cookies I made for his work party. I thought they tasted like baby asprin, but what do I know? :-)


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  • Calories
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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