Best Iced Orange Cookies Recipe

Orange cookies are made with fluffy, soft cookies and a spicy orange glaze that makes them taste really light.


– 3 cups all purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 16 Tablespoon unsalted butter, softened – 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar – 2 large egg – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla – 1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt or sour cream – 2 teaspoons grated orange zest For the glaze: – 2 teaspoons orange zest – 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice – 1 ounce cream cheese, softened – 2 cups powdered sugar


Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 1

Beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed in a stand mixer until pale and fluffy, scraping bowl as required. Beat each egg carefully after adding it. Beat in vanilla.

Step 2

Slow down and mix yoghurt and orange zest until mixed. Add the flour mixture and whisk slowly until just combined. 

Step 3

Saran wrap the bowl firmly and refrigerate for 1 hour or 2 days. Remove bowl from fridge 20 minutes before scooping if refrigerated overnight.

Step 4

Start with a 375-degree oven. Prepare two sheet pans with parchment or silicone mats. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto sheets, allowing 2 inches between them.

Step 5

Rotate pans halfway through baking for 13-15 minutes. The cookies are done when the tops are puffy and firm and the edges are golden. Let the cookies cool completely on the pan.

Step 6

Mix cream cheese, zest, and orange juice for the glaze. Sieve powdered sugar into orange mixture and stir until smooth. 

Step 7

You can thicken by adding 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.  Before storing, glaze the cooled cookies and allow it set.

Step 8

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