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Orange Drop Cookies Recipe

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It's easy to whip up a batch of these cookies in no time. A friend shared the recipe with me years ago.—Lou Borcherding, Dodgeville, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 165 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, orange peel and extract. Fold in coconut. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: Orange cake mix may be substituted for the white cake mix. Omit the orange extract.
Originally published as Orange Drop Cookies in Country Woman March/April 2001, p35

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"My family raved about these and they have now been added to the must have holiday cookie list! Super easy to make!"

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