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
5 from 25 votes

Creamsicle Orange Cookies

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! 
Servings: 24 cookies
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Cooling Time: 15 mins
Total: 58 mins


  • 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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51 comments on “Creamsicle Orange Cookies”

  1. Made these for my Halloween party, did the orange, lemon and strawberry, they were all a big hit. Today I’m going to use a chocolate cake mix, I want to try with mint extract but not everyone is a fan. Maybe almond extract, or even keeping the orange yum.

    I love this recipe because it’s so easy to change up and let your imagine run wild.

  2. 5 stars
    These were a huge hit. I absolutely loved them, as did everyone else.

    I also did a Strawberry citrus variant, using strawberry cake mix, but keeping the orange extract. Both turned out great (I might have even liked the strawberry more!)

    Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my! These were so delicious! They are a blend of cookie, cake, and cheesecake! I will definitely be making them again!

  4. 5 stars
    After having a craving for “Orange Kreamsicle” cookies that I would occasionally find in MRE’s, while I was deployed overseas, I wanted to try and find something similar I could make.

    It was the highlight of my day when I found a pack of them. I made a double batch of these and was blown away. They’re so tasty. Puts my little vacuum sealed dry cookies to shame!

    I will definitely be making these again and again.

    1. Hey Maggie, they are always better fresh but we freeze a lot of our cookies and they still taste great.

  5. 5 stars
    I baked these today.   I used a 1 ½ inch scoop that is a bit less than one ounce resulting in 47 cookies. After scooping and rolling into a ball, I put them back into the fridge to keep them cold and firm. I rolled them in powdered sugar right before baking.  They don’t spread very much, so I was able to put 12 per pan. I only baked one pan at a time and didn’t rotate. Some I rolled in powdered sugar, some I didn’t. I felt they were good either way. Next time, I will add some chopped macadamia nuts or chopped pecans.

  6. 5 stars
    Very good I’ve made these cookies 3 times now. I’ve done the orange, lemon and strawberry. My favorite is the orange.

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