Orange Sandwich Cookies

Orange Sandwich Cookies


So, typical Shugary Sweets, I make a delicious cookie, eat way too many, then stick them in the freezer for the kids lunches.
But guess what? They are super delicious frozen too! (why yes, yes I did try one frozen). They have a lovely orange dreamsicle quality to them, and the frosting center tastes like ice cream.
This past weekend we have had an awesome time hanging out with some old neighbors of ours. Well, they aren’t old, they are “past” neighbors. Not past, as in dead, well, you get my drift.
I wish I can say we enjoyed these cookies. We were supposed to. But like I said, they were good frozen. And every day for a week I ate three one. But we had plenty of other delicious food. Some I will be sharing on here soon!
For now? Eat frozen cookies.

Orange Sandwich Cookies

Orange Sandwich Cookies


For the Cookie:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

For the Cream Filling:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp orange extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. For the cookies, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and orange extracts and egg. Beat about 2 minutes. Beat in zest of two oranges (about 1 heaping tablespoon) and 2 Tbsp of fresh orange juice. Scrape sides of bowl and add in dry ingredients.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop by tablespoon and bake in a 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  3. For the frosting, beat butter with powdered sugar, extract and heavy cream. Spread frosting between two cookies of like size. Store in airtight container.
  4. If freezing, store in freezer safe ziploc bag. Enjoy!

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15 comments on “Orange Sandwich Cookies”

  1. Awesome! I never thought to eat a frozen cookie. Yum!

  2. I always put dessert in the freezer as an attempt to “save for later”. Everything tastes better frozen, I soon discovered.
    These look yummy!

  3. I haven’t ever put any desserts in the freezer and you know what? I probably should. I need to stop the snacking! These cookies look great, they remind me of an orange-creamsicle tasting cookie!

  4. orange dreamsicle quality = YES please! The most popular recipe on my blog in 3+ yrs of blogging is an orange pushup smoothie (thanks to pinterest) but I love orange dreamy creamy things!

    and i put everything into the freezer, too! I like most bars, brownies, etc. well chilled! I have a real smorgasboard of stuff in there 🙂 Awesome job on these!

  5. Those look wonderful to me. I would have to freeze them to keep from eating them all at once. Come visit. We have some wonderful recipes this week.

  6. Oh yum – I can’t wait to try this one!

  7. If I had any ounce of self control I would freeze every thing as soon as it cooled off from baking…but my sweet tooth has to sample one (and by one I really mean 5-6) These sandwich cookies don’t have a chance at making it to the freezer in this house. The hubby LOVES creamsicle stuff!!! Gonna have to make them for him soon:-)

  8. I am allll about eating the frozen cookies, especially Thin Mints! But a dreamsicle cookie sounds even better–like a 50/50 bar BUT A COOKIE. Love!

  9. These look really tasty. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  10. Saw this from Sweet Treats Thursday – pinning so I can come back to it and try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. YUM – love anything w/ citrus 😉

  12. Just wanted to let you know I made these cookies and just blogged about them – they’re GREAT! Thanks again for the recipe.

  13. OMG!!! Just made these cookies. I did do a couple of little changes just because I can’t follow a recipe. I have to make it my own:) I add chopped up white chocolate chips to the cookies and melted white chocolate to butter cream. Sooo good. I did have to add extra powder sugar to buttercream but it is too die for. This for the great idea:) LOVE THE BLOG!!!

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