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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 on a white plate

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!

Chewy Orange Crinkles Cookies stacked on a plate with a bowl of orange wedges

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.

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Orange Crinkles | Chewy orange cookies with a crackled top

Chewy Orange Crinkles Cookies

Chewy, citrus laden cookies for the orange lovers in your life!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Yield 24


  • 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g


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12 comments on “Chewy Orange Crinkles Cookies”

  1. Thank you SO much Liz!!! You’re the best!!!!

  2. These are beautiful Lizzy!! I love all with orange! Look delicious!!!

  3. I love the citrus twist in these delightfully delish cookies! Perfect with my cuppa! Pinned.

  4. Oh boy, I would love these:@)

  5. I love a chewy citrus cookie, these are simply irresistible!

  6. Dear Lizzy, what a wonderful gift. These cookies are beautiful and they sound absolutely delightful. Going over to Kayle’s blog now. xo, Catherine

  7. Lizzy,
    These cookies look delicious. Wish you could send some over.

  8. This looks terrific Liz ! Your friend must be very happy with !

  9. Yay, congrats to Kayle! I love how chewy and delicious these cookies are. They look amazing and the hint of orange sounds delicious!

  10. Yummmy! Looking forward to incorporating some California and Japanese oranges into your always-delicious-cookie recipe =)

  11. They look delicious and I will check out the recipe!

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