Friday, September 30, 2011

Whole Grain Orange Creamsicle Cookies


Oh yes, you read that right – Whole Grain Orange Creamsicle Cookies. It is like a dream come true, only I could of never dreamt this one up if I slept for a month. The combination of orange zest and vanilla chips make these cookies taste like those wonderful popsicles we used to have running all over our little fingers when we were young.

I found this recipe on Pinterest, my new addiction. I have turned into a Pinning fool! Check out my boards here, they are mostly yummy looking recipes that I have found online and then some random stuff for me and the family. 

These cookies were made with Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour, which I had never used before. I am an all-purpose flour kinda girl - and I am skeptical of new products that replace ones that I already love. Verdict? I was blown away by how good it was. I made two batches of the Orange Creamsicle Cookies, one with all-purpose and one with Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour and they were both wonderful. Whole Grain Orange Creamsicle Cookies? Sounds good to me. :)

I used the same exact recipe for all-purpose flour as I did the Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour and they both turned out great.
Recipe Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything 

Whole Grain Orange Creamsicle Cookies
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups flour – I used Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour, but all-purpose flour works just as well!
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange zest – about 2 oranges worth
2 cups vanilla chips

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside
3. Cream the butter and sugars together.
4. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well
5. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and vanilla chips
6. Drop tablespoon rounds of cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheets
7. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges
8. Cool and then enjoy! (Makes approximately 4 dozen)


Giveaway
If you would like to receive a free 5lb bag of Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour, a new cookie jar and some Gold Medal recipes – drop me a line and let me know what you want to cook with the flour. I will pick one winner on October 7th at random.org
Good Luck!

Disclosure: The Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour product and giveaway have been provided by Gold Medal through MyBlogSpark.

19 comments:

amy beth marantino said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i would make pizza with this flour

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The cookie recipe is a real keeper, very unique flavors and I like the looks of them..yum!
As far as the flour, I would definitely make bread or rolls with it.
Have a great weekend.

Leslee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Definately testing these babies out! I make a dreamcycle cake that is always a hit, so I'm anxious to give these a try!!

We have special scone & tea ring recipes that I would ♥ to try this flour on... Oh, and the pizza dough would be a great choice too :-)

Emily of The Best of this Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's one tasty looking cookie!!
I would love to try a gluten free version of these...yum :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

those coolies so good...I would make chocolate chip cookies or snickerdoodles
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Ann said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The cookies are amazing! I make whole wheat bread for my family - it's our sandwich bread. ....but I may have to fill the cookie jar with this recipe!

susitravl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would make the Choc Chip Banana Muffins from Gold Medal's website.
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Katie @ BloomEveryday said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love creamsicles - these sound so interesting!

Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First, I love the cookie recipe. Your pictures show detail beautifully, and I love that a bit of orange zest glistens on the cookie, like a strand of gold thread. Wow. Sorry. I got carried away.

What I'd make with the the flour is my grandmother's red velvet cake. She never made it with whole-wheat flour, but I would try it.

Cheers,
Alaiyo

Mb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

pumpkin cake!!

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Lizzy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh, your cookies look fabulous! I'd definitely try a new cookie recipe with this flour.

PS...congrats on the Top 9!

Ariana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I found your blog through foodbuz.com and have since become an avid follower! I particularly enjoy baking so I love reading your posts like this one!

with this flour I would bake Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Chip Applesauce cookies and share them with my college friends!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oo I love cooking with whole wheat flour and it's great that you used it in this delicious cookie. I saw these on the foodbuss top 9 and knew I had to find out more. I want to make whole wheat pancakes.

Christine's Pantry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on Foodbuzz top 9!

Ana Helena said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These look so good! Congratulations on top 9 and Thanks for sharing!

Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very unique cookie flavor! It sounds delicious and I bet it would also be a great Blondie flavor combination!

Sandra said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Winner, Winner cookies for dinner! I would make these cookies and some scones.

The Tidwell Blog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So excited to make these! I would make some bread with the flour. Thanks!

Dwight M. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How about a Cranberry + Apple upside down pie/cake. Just a touch of Citrus by using orange zest. Easy to make, easier to eat!!!

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