“A sopisticated and yummy spin on the classic "cremesicle" combination. Enjoy!”
4hrs 10mins
24 sandwiches

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 14 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon baking soda
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 12 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • 5 12 teaspoons finely grated orange zest, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • red food coloring (optional)
  • yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 1 can prepared vanilla frosting (or your favorite frosting--a cream cheese one is yummy too)


  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and 1 cup of the powdered sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute, or until creamy.
  3. Add the egg, 2 Tbsp.
  4. orange juice, 3 1/2 tsp.
  5. orange zest, vanilla, lemon juice, and orange extract; beat until well blended.
  6. Gradually stir in the flour mixture; mix well.
  7. Shape the dough into 2 logs about 2" in diameter on a lightly floured surface.
  8. Wrap each log tightly in waxed paper; chill at least 3 hours.
  9. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  10. Line at least 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  11. Cut dough into 1/4" thick slices; place 1" apart on the cookie sheets.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges.
  13. Cool cookies on the sheets for 2 minutes; then transfer them to wire racks and cool completely.
  14. Combine the remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp.
  15. orange juice, and 1 tsp.
  16. orange zest in a medium bowl; beat until blended.
  17. Add additional orange juice, if necessary, for desired consistency.
  18. (At this point, add a few drops of red and yellow food coloring; mix until you reach a desired orange color.) Glaze tops of cookies; let stand 1 hour, or until glaze is set.
  19. Frost half of the cookie bottoms with vanilla frosting; place a second cookie bottom side down over the frosting to make a sandwich.
  20. Store loosely covered in a single layer for up to 1 week.

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