My blogger friend, Kayle, of The Cooking Actress, is getting married this month! I’m pinch-hitting for her with a recipe for Chewy Orange Crinkles Cookies, a soft, scrumptious orange-flavored sugar cookie, so she can get ready for the big day!
Chewy Orange Crinkles Cookies
When I was in Denver last fall, my sister had a package of Orange Crinkles on her counter. A tasty store-bought version, I knew I needed to deliver a batch homemade orange cookie on my next visit.
There were loads of lemon crinkles recipes, but the orange variety was scarce. I just combined and tweaked a few of the former, adding orange zest and orange extract to amp up the citrus flavor. The results were these terrific chewy orange crinkles cookies. If you’re hankering for an orange dessert, these or this Cream Cheese Frosted Orange Cake will satisfy your cravings!
The Cooking Actress
I love my young, talented and fun blogger friends, and that’s exactly how I think of Kayle. I try not to remember that I’m old enough to be her mother, but instead view her as a contemporary. She and her husband moved back to Ohio from New York City and have been planning their wedding ever since. She loves to bake, too, so of course, we hit it off immediately.
You’ll have to pop over to Kayle’s blog to get this recipe. While you’re there, extend your best wishes for her upcoming nuptials. Also, make sure to bake up a batch of these chewy Orange Crinkles cookies for the citrus lovers in your life. And if lemon is more your thing, try using lemon zest and extract instead.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Sugar, for rolling dough balls
Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a larger bowl, mix together sugar and orange zest. Using fingers massage the zest into the sugar to release the essential oils. Add butter and beat with hand mixer till light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
Reduce mixer speed and mix in eggs and extracts. Scrape down sides of bowl, then slowly mix in flour mixture just till combined.
Scoop out about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Roll dough balls in sugar and place on baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-13 minutes or until cookies look crackled and bottoms slightly browned. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to cooling rack to finish cooling.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g