Orange and chocolate are a classic pairing, but sometimes we like those ingredients separate! These orange cookie crinkles should help fill any orange-void in your life!
The recipe and photos for these orange cookie crinkles has been updated as of February 10th, 2016!
Another dessert recipe with orange flavours throughout. I won’t lie, I definitely did not make these for myself.
My husband took these orange cookie crinkles with him when he went camping, making sure to share with everyone. I based them off my Lemon Cookie Crinkles after much success with the recipe. I was very happy with how these turned out. I added some extra orange zest because I feel citrus cookies can never have enough flavour. This being said, if you are not a big zest fan, cut back! You can always add more later.
I stick to this recipe because I have had great success with it. Any citrus would work. Feeling adventurous? Try a combination of citrus flavours! My next goal is to create a lime and coconut cookie crinkle, so keep an eye out for that!
Soft and moist cookies with that bold flavour of orange! Based off my lemon cookie crinkles.
15 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (or sub in some orange extract!)
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tbsp. orange zest
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tbsp. orange zest
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Add the butter, granulated sugar, and orange zest to the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream until light and fluffy (5-7 minutes.)
- Add the vanilla extract, egg, and orange juice. Mix until combined.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to the mixer 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until just combined.
- Measure out 1 tablespoon-sized balls and roll into balls.
- Shake the confectioners sugar onto a plate and mix in the remaining orange zest. Roll the balls into it, coating evenly.
- Place onto baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Cool for about 5 minutes on pan and then finish cooling on wire racks.
The dough is really sticky. I use a cookie scoop and immediately dump the dough into the confectioners' sugar. No more stickiness that way!
Easy, delicious, and a crowd-pleaser! I like how simple the cookies are. The dough may be a tad sticky, but do not worry. They will work out, especially rolling them in that confectioners’ sugar.
For some reason, my cookies always come out high and fluffy. Not a bad thing at all! However, I always see thin cookie crinkles and wonder what the heck I am doing to get them to turn out so poofy! These orange cookie crinkles are a bit smaller than my lemon cookie crinkles, but not by much! Even with the extra zest I cannot seem to flatten these bad boys out. Maybe that is why I keep coming back to this recipe. No need to mess with an awesome looking cookie!