Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Ice cream trucks are a staple of summer. If someone was smarter, they wouldn’t limit the ice cream truck season just to summer but they’d drive around year round, because people enjoy ice cream regardless of the season. But since the ice cream man hasnt caught on yet, ice-cream truck inspired cookies are a better option that you can enjoy year round.

My friend Bonnie sent me this idea for the orange creamsicle cookies. Personally, I was always a fan of the Ghostbuster’s Slimer ice cream bar back in my younger ice cream truck days. But that’s a cookie for another day maybe. These cookies are delicious and fresh and taste just like an orange creamsicle … and easy to make!


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from 1 large orange (approx 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

Step 1: Cream together butter and sugars. Blend in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients.

Step 2:  Mix in the dry ingredients. Add in one bag of white chocolate chips.

Step 3: Zest one large orange. If there’s one thing that I don’t like about these cookies is I do not enjoy zesting. Maybe because I don’t own a zester. So I made due with a cheese grater we found in the cabinet. The main challenge is not grating off my fingers. And once you try to grate an orange, all the zest is stuck in the grater. Despite these challenges, I got enough zest for these cookies. Add as much zest as you can into the batter and mix well.

I hate you cheese grater. I really do. You risk ruining my manicure.

Step 4: Roll even-size balls of dough and place into a parchment-lined or sil-pat baking sheet. Press down lightly with your fingers. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

And there you have it. Delicious cookies that taste like they came straight off the ice cream truck. Thanks again to Bonnie for this suggestion! As always, send any cookie ideas to The Salted Cookie is going back to her beach chair for the forseeable future. Enjoy the fourth!