While oranges are a winter fruit, and I never even bother to look for good ones in the summer, I think of creamsicles as the ultimate summer flavor. Orange popsicle and vanilla ice cream all in one yummy bite. In fact, my freezer currently contains 2 treats for the kids, fudgesicles and creamsicles. My mom called them 50/50 bars, thanks to the Good Humor trucks of her youth. For a while when I was a kid, they sold a checkered orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream combo in 1/2 gallon containers. Awesome.
Last night #2 said, "I'd like to make some cookies." Sure, I said, sounds great. "Except I'd not like to make them myself, but have someone else make them for me. I'd just like to eat them." (She was playing 15 going on 5.) So I made cookies. I rarely need arm-twisting.
I've seen a great-looking creamsicle cookie recipe, and fired up Pinterest to hunt it down. But the only flavoring in the one I'd pinned was orange zest, which, being summer, I am fresh out of. Many of the other recipes I found on-line looked like they'd turn out a cake-y product, and while those are okay, I was looking for soft and chewy. I finally settled on pimping out a chocolate chip cookie recipe which used dry vanilla pudding mix as an ingredient. I added more pudding, lots of orange flavor, and white chips.
The final product was perfect. Just what I'd been looking for. And they were a big hit with the kids and with Larry. I used orange juice out of a container, but if you have fresh oranges, that's what I'd go with, for sure. I didn't pay close attention to the yield, but it was at least 6 dozen. I imagine these would also be very good with chopped walnuts, if you're into that sort of thing.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Posted by Mina at 10:59 AM