Orange Cookies

I was recently in "not my usual" grocery store and noticed that their cake mix was on sale. Since I love a bargain, I bought several boxes in a variety of flavors. I've been looking at that row of cake mixes in my pantry and decided today that I would pull one out and use it for a batch of cookies. I'm spinning this recipe off my Lemon Cookie recipe, basically the same type of cookie, different flavor.

Orange Cookies
1 box (18.25 ounces) orange cake mix
1 egg
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
About 3/4 cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, egg, orange juice, and orange zest. Mixture will be crumbly. Fold in the Cool Whip until well combined. Batter will be sticky; refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with parchment paper. Scoop the batter out by small spoonfuls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on prepared pan. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until lightly browned.

You'll need an orange cake mix, a tub of Cool Whip, an orange, an egg, and powdered sugar to make the Orange Cookies.

Mix the dry cake mix with the egg, orange juice and orange zest. The mixture will be crumbly.

Fold in the Cool Whip.

The mixture is now very sticky; refrigerate for 1 hour.

I used a cookie scoop to drop the batter into the powdered sugar.

Coat the cookie ball with powdered sugar and roll between palms to make it round.

Bake the cookies on parchment paper.

When the cookies bake they will spread out and crack open, revealing the orangey middles.

These Orange Cookies turned out very much like their Lemon "sisters", so if you like the flavor of orange you might want to give these cookies a try.


  1. Anita, this cookies look very good. They would be a pretty cookie for a spring time event due to the pretty color. I will save this recipe to use after I get my Christmas pounds off. I do what you did, I stock up on cake mixes when they are a really good price. I try to eat gluten free but my family doesn't so we always have a few mixes on hand. These cookies are probably healthy since they use an orange, don't you think? Heehee. Have a nice day!!--- Shannon

  2. I love the idea of using cool whip in the cookies! That way I could use fat free and tell myself the cookies weren't fattening. :) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

  3. I'm definitely going to make those.

  4. Oh my....I have never heard of such a thing...They look so good...I guess the possibilities are endless...any flavor of cake mix would work. Thanks!
    Im joining your blog so I can keep up with all your good ideas.

  5. Just discovered your blog and love it! I've been making a ton of cookies lately using mixes as a base...they always turn out so good and easy. I'll have to try these. They look delicious!

  6. I really need to give these a try. They're similar to my Chocolate Crackles. I love all the possiblities....mmmmm!!!!

  7. Fantastic! The flavors are just perfect! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  8. I printed up your lemon cookie recipe way back when and it's still on my list to try!! Also, I bought some frozen orange juice concentrate and plan to make your Orange Balls this week. I remember something similar from my childhood and am eager to see if it's the same thing.

  9. Looks so delicious.& thanks for the step by step recipe.I am bit new for baking & it has become a passion for me now...am thinking of trying this...Found you via Mrs.Fox’s Sweet Party.Would like to invite you to my link parties when possible
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  10. Thanks for all your links. I look forward, each week, to see what you have come up with.

    I happen to be intrigued with these cookies and how they are made. I have to buy an orange cake mix. This would be good using a lemon mix, too.

  11. Such pretty cookies! I will bookmark this recipe for the next time I need to make dessert for my non-chocolate eating friend. :)

  12. Well done! Thanks so much for sharing on Momtrends for Friday Food.

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