Desserts and Sweets

Soft and Sweet Sunshine Orange Juice Cookies Recipe

Do you like the flavor of orange juice? If so, you need to have these Sunshine Orange Juice Cookies on your radar! These Orange Juice Cookies are soft, delicious, and packed full of that tasty orange flavor! Cooking up a batch of these will make you crave and think of warmer temperatures and a nice getaway trip. And the best part? They’re crazy simple to make, too! 

And why stop with these cookies? Whip up this Frozen Themed Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies Recipe as well. They’re simple and such a fun cookie recipe

OJ sunrise cookies Recipe

If you’ve ever cooked with orange zest, you know that it really does add quite the taste! I love zesting oranges and lemons and limes, so this recipe is right up my alley! 

Fun Sunshine Cookies

Since these cookies have orange in them, they’re healthy, right? At least that’s what my kids try to tell me! No matter what you need to tell yourself about making these cookies, just make them up and gobble them down. They’re really, really good and we’ve actually had these for breakfast/brunch with hot coffee for me and tea for the kids. 

They do great if you decide to freeze them for later, too! (and the homemade icing is so good as well!) 

Orange Juice Sunshine Cookies

Ingredients in Orange Juice Cookies

  • 2 C cake flour
  • 1 1/2 TSP baking powder
  • 1/4 TSP salt
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 TBSP heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 TSP vanilla extract
  • Zest of two oranges

Orange Icing:

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3-4 TBSP of milk
  • Zest of one orange

How to make these Orange Juice Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside

Using a stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, and orange zest until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes

Add the egg white, heavy cream, and vanilla, and beat until combined

Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in three scoops, mixing until incorporated, scraping down the bowl as needed

Working with 1 heaping tablespoon of dough at a time, roll into balls and space 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets

Using your hands, press down the tops of the balls slightly

Bake until the cookies are just beginning to brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through baking

Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet

While the cookies bake, grab a medium bowl and hand whisk and mix the icing ingredients until combined

Pour icing over top the cookies and allow icing to harden

Serve and enjoy!

 


 

OJ sunrise cookies Recipe

Oj Sunshine Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Check out these tasty Oj Sunshine Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 2 C cake flour
  • 1 1/2 TSP baking powder
  • 1/4 TSP salt
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 TBSP heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 TSP vanilla extract
  • Zest of two oranges

Orange Icing:

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3-4 TBSP of milk
  • Zest of one orange

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside

    Using a stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, and orange zest until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes

    Add the egg white, heavy cream, and vanilla, and beat until combined

    Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in three scoops, mixing until incorporated, scraping down the bowl as needed

    Working with 1 heaping tablespoon of dough at a time, roll into balls and space 2 inches a part on the prepared baking sheets

    Using your hands, press down the tops of the balls slightly

    Bake until the cookies are just beginning to brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through baking

    Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet

    While the cookies bake, grab a medium bowl and hand whisk and mix the icing ingredients until combined

    Pour icing over top the cookies and allow icing to harden

    Serve and enjoy!

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