Orange Creamsicle Cookies

I love and adore Orange Creamsicle anything. My Dad loves it too. I purchased a bag of Orange Vanilla Cream M&M’s* and knew I could turn this magical bag of candy into a great recipe(s). Listed below is my recipe for Orange Creamsicle Cookies and Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Sandwiches. Both recipes will knock your socks off.

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup of shortening, the white kind like Crisco

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar (I used light brown)

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 eggs

1 bag of Orange Vanilla Cream M&M’s (8 ounce bag only available at Dollar General)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together and set aside.

Add vanilla and eggs and blend well. Slowly combine flour mixture a little at a time. Stir in M&M’s. Drop by tablespoons (I used a medium scoop) onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes or until done according to your cookie size. Larger cookies for ice cream sandwiches will take a couple of minutes longer. Leave on cookie sheet for 1 minute, remove and remain cooling on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Bonus Recipe

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients:

Large cookies

Breyers Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

Make large cookies from the recipe above. Place one softened scoop of ice cream on one cookie and top with another. Place in freezer, Best if frozen overnight. The perfect summertime treat.

This photo was taken before freezing overnight.

*Orange Cream Vanilla M&M’s are a Dollar General Store exclusive.

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