Orange and vanilla flavored cookies that make a wonderful gift.

Rita

Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
30 cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the flour with the baking soda and baking powder.

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  • Starting with the Tang, then sugar, vanilla chips and ending with the flour mixture. Layer the ingredients in a clean glass wide mouth quart sized jar. Press each layer firmly in place before adding the next ingredient.

  • Attach a recipe card with the following instructions to the jar. Orange Cream Cookies Yield 2 1/2 dozen 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 2. Empty contents into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg slightly beaten and teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until completely blended. 3. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls into balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. 4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 to 14 minutes or until tops are very lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet then remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fat 3.5g; sodium 55mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2003
Don't give up on this recipe! I made a test batch and produced rock-hard nuggets that were just awful but promising. I read the reviwers' comments made some adjustments and now have a pretty darn nice cookie: bake at 350F add 2 to 4 tablespoons more flour and use 2 eggs. The resulting cookies are chewy and quite dreamsicle-y. They were a hit with all those who tasted them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2005
These will turn out all right if you make the changes everyone has suggested. Just a note to everyone who cannot find Tang...do NOT use orange kool-aid in its place. Kool-aid and Tang are not the same thing and will produce very different results. Read More
(21)
106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 16
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2003
Don't give up on this recipe! I made a test batch and produced rock-hard nuggets that were just awful but promising. I read the reviwers' comments made some adjustments and now have a pretty darn nice cookie: bake at 350F add 2 to 4 tablespoons more flour and use 2 eggs. The resulting cookies are chewy and quite dreamsicle-y. They were a hit with all those who tasted them. Read More
(93)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2007
I was very hesitant to try this recipe because of the mixed reviews but it sounded so delicious that I gave it a try. With a few changes to the original recipe--2 cups of flour 2 eggs and only 1/3 cup of Tang--it's a real winner! I can only imagine however how terrible they would be without these changes. I made 6 dozen of these for a company cookie exchange and everyone loved them so they appeal to a lot of people. They are a welcomed changed from the typical cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
It's been a while since I've had GOOD cookies but these definitely qualified as such. I changed the recipe a little bit...used 2 eggs 2 cups of flour 1/4 t salt and white chocolate chips and these came out SO GOOD. The flavor is great and if you're a cookie dough fiend the dough is fantastic. I used my small Pampered Chef cookie scoop and got 75 two bite cookies out of this recipe. They look great and they taste awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2005
This recipe was very good. I used the tip to add an extra egg and 3 more table spoons of flour. The first batch I made was without the extra egg and flour and it was awful but they tasted good so I used the tip. I think these would be such a cute idea for HALLOWEEN if you took like black frosting and put it in a pastry bag and like made a jack-o-lantern face on them. Would definatly make again. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2003
General consensus was that the recipe was too sweet but we cut back to 1/3 cup on the Tang and it got rave reviews. Tried it both with white chocolate and chocolate chips and they're good either way. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2005
These will turn out all right if you make the changes everyone has suggested. Just a note to everyone who cannot find Tang...do NOT use orange kool-aid in its place. Kool-aid and Tang are not the same thing and will produce very different results. Read More
(21)
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Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2004
My husband and I received a jar of this cookie mix as a gift for Easter. I LOVE baking and make cookies all the time so was excited to try these out... You need to add water or milk or some liquid to the "dough" to be able to use it and when it was done baking I had a yucky cookie sheet of orange flat blobs. They tasted awful and I enjoy a traditional creamsicle so something was definetly off. Please don't make these for people! The only good thing about this recipe was the smell of it baking if the oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
My family loved these cookies! What a great change from the usual chocolate chip etc. I wasn't able to find vanilla chips in my area so I used chopped up white chocolate discs that you use for making candies. I found the cookies took only 8 minutes to bake - possibly because I substituted the white chocolate candy for vanilla chips. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2008
I actually got 29 cookies from the recipe. I also made the changes that were suggested. I used 2 eggs 2 cups of flour. The cookie dough took some elbow work to get it all mixed together. However the cookies turned out nice. My 4 year old isn't to fond of them. Everyone else seems to enjoy them. I also had to cut down the baking time to about 7 minutes. Read More
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