Now that spring is officially here, official spring activities abound.
Like softball! Pre-game pep talk on the mound. That's my baby with the red cleats. I'd post a better picture of my pitcher-baby, but she has forbidden me.
And baseball! I coach a town baseball team of 13- to 15-year-old boys. We had our first practice this week and I have to tell you that by the end of the practice my face hurt from smiling so much.
Today's practice was cancelled due to the rain. I made a double batch of Orange Creamsicle Cookies, I was planning on bringing them for the boys to munch on after practice. I'll have to bring them to tomorrow's practice instead!
This is one of the many recipes that I have pinned on Pinterest. The picture looked so good, I just had to try it. I'm happy to say, they taste as good as they look! You can see the original recipe from Baked Perfection by clicking here.
"Even Flow"........Pearl Jam
"No You Girls".........Franz Ferdinand
"Hotel Yorba".........The White Stripes
"Don't Stop"........Foster The People
"Mrs. Robinson"......The Lemonheads
"Everybody Talks".......Neon Trees
"You Want To Be With Me".......Crosby Loggins
"Dead"........My Chemical Romance
Orange Creamsicle Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 2 cups white chocolate chips (quality brand, NOT store brand)
Gather your ingredients.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Oops. forgot to put the oranges in the ingredient picture. There they are.
Zest the oranges. I'm making a double batch, so I needed two oranges. I think if you're making a regular batch of cookies, one orange will suffice.
Wow, I wish you could smell how orangey this zest smelled. So fresh. So creamsicley.
In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients. The flour.......
Whisk to combine.
In the bowl of your mixer, place the butter, sugar,
and brown sugar.
Mix it until it's light and creamy.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract.
Gradually add the flour mixture. Mix it on low, so that you don't suddenly find yourself covered in a cloud of flour. I added it a cup at a time, mixing well and scraping down the bowl after each addition.
And, oh yeah--I forgot to take pictures.
Now add the ingredients that are going to turn the cookies from average to creamsicle. Add the orange zest...
And the white chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
Drop them onto ungreased cookie sheets. The cookies I'm making are huge--about 3 tablespoons each.
You can make your cookies any size you like, the important thing is that they be uniform in size.
Here are my humongous cookies. You should also try to keep them in a mounded shape. They will spread out and flatten a bit as they cook.
Bake in your preheated 375-degree oven for 8 to 13 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.
I cooked my gargantuan cookies for 13 minutes. They are done when they are just starting to brown around the edges.