A simple cookie made from a cake mix, topped with an easy glaze and sprinkled with orange zest. These cookies taste like summer, they are light and refreshing… Perfect for summer time gatherings.
1 Box yellow cake mix (about 15.25 oz box)
1/2 Cup Flour
1 (8 oz ) block cream cheese ( room temp.)
1/2 Cup oil ( I used vegetable oil)
Juice from one orange ( or about 1/4 cup)
Zest from half an orange
* When I make these I buy 2 oranges. I use the one orange for the juice and the zest that goes into the cake mix and I use the second orange for the zest to garnish the cookies once they have been glazed.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
In a medium size bowl add cream cheese and juice from orange, Mix with a hand mixer until well blended. Add the cake mix, flour, eggs and oil and mix with a wooden spoon. Once every thing is mixed well add the zest from 1/2 of the orange and mix one more time. Drop by 1/2 tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes ( Mine were perfect at 9 minutes).
Once they were cooled I decided they needed a glaze. I used a recipe that I got from Food.com and then topped it with orange zest. You can also add orange food coloring if you wish.
CLICK HERE FOR COOKIE GLAZE RECIPE ( this recipe called for water OR milk…. I used Milk)
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