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Orange Dreams Recipe

Orange Dreams Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Orange Dreams

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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."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

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

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

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

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

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

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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

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

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

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

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"I made these for family and friends at Christmas. They were pretty good. I did not have orange peel so I used orange peel spice. It didn't give enough orange flavor so it came out tasting like a white chocolate cookie. Next time I'll make with Orange Peel and I'm sure they will be great."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"These cookies are WONDERFUL!!!!!!! They have become an instant tradition here - we're going to make them every year!!!"

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