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Creamsicle Orange Cookies

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You’ll love Creamsicle Orange Cookies, and they’re very easy to make any time. These soft cookies filled with orange flavor and white chocolate chips are just so absolutely delicious!

Orange Creamsicle Cake Mix Cookies

Creamsicle Orange Cookies

We love this version of an orange creamsicle push pop in a cookie! They’ll remind you of carefree childhood summer days. Best of all, these are so easy to make using a cake mix. We also have another Orange Creamsicle Cookies recipe that you will love.

Also, be sure you check out these awesome recipes: Banana Pudding Cookies | Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies | Watergate Cookies | Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies


Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious orange cake mix cream cheese cookies (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Orange cake mix
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Orange extract
  • Orange food coloring (optional)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar

ingredients to make Orange Creamsicle Cake Mix Cookies

How To Make Orange Cookies

Mix up the cookie dough by first beating together the butter, cream cheese, egg, and orange flavor extract with an electric mixer. Add the orange cake mix and beat with the mixer to combine. At this point you can also add some orange food coloring to bump up the orange color. If you don’t have orange coloring, use one part red to two parts yellow.

orange cookie dough in a bowl

Next, mix in the white chocolate chips. Cover the dough and chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

white chocolate chips in a stainless steel bowl with cookie dough

We used a cookie scoop to form 24 cookie balls. Roll each in powdered sugar.

scooping the orange dough into a clear bowl filled with powdered sugar

Place the cookie dough balls on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. You can also add a few extra white chocolate chips to the top of each cookie.

cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet

Bake the cookies at 350ºF for 12-13 minutes, then remove to cool on a wire cooling rack.

cookie cooling on a wire cooling rack

Enjoy your Orange Creamsicle Cake Mix Cookies with an ice cold glass of milk on a warm summer day… or any time!

Orange Creamsicle Cake Mix Cookies on a white platter on a rustic white table

Can I Leave Out the White Chocolate Chips?

If you don’t have white chocolate chips or don’t prefer them, you can absolutely make this recipe without them. Just skip that ingredient but otherwise make the cookies as directed.

Orange Creamsicle Cake Mix Cookies on a white platter

Lemon Variation

If this cookie recipe sounds great to you but you want to try it a different way, go for lemon! Just swap out the orange cake mix and extract for lemon cake mix and extract. You’ll also want to use just a little yellow food coloring instead of orange.

a stack or Orange Creamsicle Cake Mix Cookies on a blue and white napkin

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Creamsicle Orange Cake Mix Cookies

Creamsicle Orange Cookies

Published By Jill
You'll love Creamsicle Orange Cake Mix Cookies, and they're very easy to make any time. These soft cookies filled with orange flavor and white chocolate chips are just so absolutely delicious! 
5 from 56 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Cooling Time 15 mins
Total Time 58 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 box orange cake mix
  • orange food coloring (or 1 part red to 2 parts yellow) optional
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, orange extract, cream cheese, and egg with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the cake mix and mix well.
  • Optional: add orange food coloring if desired until the cookie dough reaches your desired orange color.
  • Stir the white chocolate chips into the cookie dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Form the dough into 24 balls. Roll each in the powdered sugar and then place on the parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake the cookies at 350F for 12-13 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes, then remove from the pan and finish cooling on a wire cooling rack.
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I made the orange creamsicle cookies…..they are amazing and were a hit with the family5 stars

My great grandkids and I made these and the orange was good but liked the lemon best5 stars

I have looked EVERYWHERE, for a orange cake mix!!! Can’t fine one anywhere….. HELP !!!!!

Publix has both orange and lemon by Duncan Hines

Had to buy the orange mix on it came the very next day! 

Best cookies ever! I made the orange and the lemon.5 stars

I couldn’t find it so I used double the orange extract with white cake mix and half a pack of orange jello powder…..baked my cookies for 15 min on 350…….Amazing!5 stars

Let me know recipe I did not find orange cake mix and walmart nor other stores. Ps walmart does not deliver in my area

Thank you for this option. We don’t have anywhere near me which sells orange cake mix and I absolutely refuse to pay the amount online stores including Wal-Mart is asking for one box. We used to be able to find this cake mix everywhere. I’m glad to know there is something else to use.

I found the cake mix at big lots

Use white cake mic and add orange extract

Very hard to find Duncan Hinz orange cake mix. I found the Alma brand at Walmart we will see how it works and tastes.

That is what I use. Alma orange cake mix and it works. 

Made these today look great but some are very soft even baked longer than 13 minutes
any suggestions

Check your oven temperature. Mine is off by 25 degrees so I have to adjust temp and time accordingly.

I made the lemon variation of these cookies and baked them longer than the time mentioned and they stayed way too soft for my liking as well. Any suggestions to get them to bake a little harder. The taste was awesome but just to soft

I was unable to find Orange flavored cake mix anywhere. I know years ago Duncan Heinz had it. I made a batch with strawberry and lemon, but really wanted orange. Who carries Orange flavored cake mix in Southern, IN?

I have made these three times and making a double recipe today. Three people have asked me for the recipe they freeze well too.They are delicious  

I have used white cake mix with extra orange/lemon/strawberry extract, add enough for your taste.

I used yellow cake mix and added orange extract. 

1/2 way through and found I needed to add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of extract to the lemon variation.

I made The creamsicle cookies with 2 of my granddaughters.  They had a great time and the cookies were amazing!!

This recipe is an incredible hit & reminds me of my childhood summers! I’ve made 5 batches since mid June due to kids/friends request. 
Has anyone tried it with strawberry cake mix?5 stars


Yes5 stars

I found orange cake mix at Food Lion
also chips were on sale

Made these with white cake mix, orange extract and fresh orange zest and juice. Followed the recipe otherwise. These were great! Loved the taste. They were a little cakey of course, but tasted fabulous. My husband and I both enjoyed them and will make them again. 5 stars

These cookies were a big hit for a family get together. I’ll be making these again for sure.5 stars

Made these cookies using lemon cake mix for church. Out of the 7 different types of cookies these by far were the most requested.5 stars

Made some today with banana cake mix and banana extract.   Delicious!!5 stars

My husband’s aunt sent me this for a cookie exchange at school. They were SO easy to make and were a HUGE hit! thank you so much!

Great flavor and a bit of nostalgia! My Dad used to always have creamsicles in the freezer for my kids. The kids are grown now and no longer live at home so I made these cookies and mailed them off. They loved them. Instead of tracking down orange cake mix I just went ahead and used the yellow and added a bit more orange extract.5 stars

My daughter just loves these cookies and wanted me to try them. I’m unfortunately gluten free so we had to modify the recipe. We used 3/4 of a box of King Arthur’s gluten free yellow cake mix. The dough was a bit dry so we added 1 TBSP of water.  We also couldn’t find the orange cake mix, so we used Sandra’s tip, doubled the extract and added a half a packet of the powdered jello. 15 minutes at 350 F and they were perfect.5 stars


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