Orange Dreams Recipe
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Orange Dreams Recipe

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A fellow teacher shared this recipe with me. We have several great cooks on our teaching staff, and each of us takes turns bringing special treats to the lounge. These moist, chewy cookies with a pleasant orange flavor are a favorite.—Susan Warren, North Manchester, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla or white chips

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 181 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and orange peel. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in vanilla chips.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Dreams in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p33

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mewolcott412 User ID: 875327 219797
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Very Good. I used 1/2 chocolate chips and !/2 white chips. The orange flavor is subtle, but it's there. A very tasty cookie."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 72593
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"I didn't have any oranges so I just used 1/2 tsp orange extract. They are very good cookies!"

KimSwartz User ID: 14603 25800
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

"Added 1/2 tsp. orange extract to this recipe to increase orange flavor based on reading reviews. Very tasty cookie!"

peachynonni User ID: 4215913 73344
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"This is my family's new favorite cookie. To call it simply devine is an understatement!"

JeannieLynnLittle User ID: 4257626 70489
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"I found this recipie a few years ago. Now it is required at Christmas as it is my daughters favorite. I have used food coloring to change the color."

cr_1295 User ID: 5888497 74986
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"Wonderful recipe! It reminds us of going to Borders a long time ago and eating the lemon/white chocolate cookies! The orange flavor was not very present in these cookies, which is why it reminded us more of lemon! Still, a great recipe! All of the cookies were gone three hours after I made them!"

baristababe User ID: 6052912 88822
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"I used extra fresh orange zest and found that it was still lacking orange flavor in my judgement. So I added 2Tb fresh orange juice and 2Tb flour. It was better. When I make them again I think I'd use white chocolate chunks instead of chips to make them a little more special."

Leftymamma User ID: 5761526 50610
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"One of the best cookies I have ever tasted!!! YUM!!!!!!"

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 21602
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"These are wonderful. Lots of flavor, and mix up quickly. Took them to work, and came home with an empty plate!"

Leftymamma User ID: 5761526 35991
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Only one word: YUM!!!!!!"

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