Orange Crinkle Cookies

Orange Crinkle Cookies -

I adore orange desserts, it’s one of my favorite flavors. With the holidays drawing near I wanted to try out a cookie recipe I’d been eyeing, only the original was lemon flavored. Now I love a good lemon treat too, but orange was what was calling my name.

I originally came across this recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies via Pinterest.

Orange Crinkle Cookies -

The fine folks over at Gold Medal Flour asked me to try out one of their flour varieties in my cookies.

Orange Crinkle Cookies -

No better time than the present to try out a new recipe with trusted ingredients!

Orange Crinkle Cookies -

These cookies are marvelous! While they actually look like they may be a crunchy cookie, they are tender and chewy. Not soft like chocolate chip, but actually chewy! my 20 year old son devoured half the plate in one night!

Orange Crinkle Cookies -

I always buy unbleached all purpose flour. Everyone has their preference. This is mine. Gold Medal Flour produces several varieties in addition to unbleached all-purpose, such as self-rising, whole wheat, “Better for Bread”, all-purpose organic and white whole wheat flour, among others.

Orange Crinkle Cookies - AmandasCookin.comBeat the butter and sugar, then add in vanilla, egg, orange zest, and orange juice. Gradually add the flour mixture.

Orange Crinkle Cookies - AmandasCookin.comScoop out a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll it in your hands. Roll it in powdered sugar and put it on your prepared baking sheet.

Orange Crinkle Cookies - AmandasCookin.comBake them for 10-12 minutes, mine were perfect at 11. The tops of the cookies will look dry and crackled.

Orange Crinkle Cookies -

Orange Crinkle Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 30 cookies

Serving Size: 3 cookies

Calories per serving: 244.7

Fat per serving: 9.9 g

Orange Crinkle Cookies

One serving = 3 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cup Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line insulated baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Turn mixer down to low and add vanilla, egg, orange zest, and orange juice. Mix until combined then turn up to medium high for one minute. Scrape down sides of bowl and turn mixer on low.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Place powdered sugar into a small bowl. Measure a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball then roll it in the powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look dry and crackled. Remove from oven and cool cookies on sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes from Amanda

Saturated Fat 5.9 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g Cholesterol 43.4 mg Sodium 110.5 mg Potassium 33.8 mg Total Carbohydrate 36.9 g Dietary Fiber 0.5 g Sugars 22.5 g Protein 2.7 g

This post was sponsored by Gold Medal Flour but all statements and opinions are my own.


  1. says

    Well, now I want one of those. And while I love all the chocolaty-gooey things associated with the holidays, I love really shaking things up with citrus. ;) I just might have to make these.

    • says

      That is too funny, I never saw your comment here, but just got on to let Amanda know I made the cookies but dipped them half in chocolate and some I drizzled with melted chocolate and some I left as is. Took them to book group a few weeks ago where we had a cookie swap. I thought they were great!j

  2. Holly says

    I totally just made this exact recipe, except I used lime zest and lime juice. The last pan is just coming out of the oven now. Mmm, heavenly :)

  3. Annette says

    Oh my! These little sunny gems are delicious!!! :) Lovely texture and flavor! My daughter made them tonight to add to our Christmas cookie plates. I am certain that we will be making these again. Thank you Amanda!

  4. sarah says

    I just made the cookies and they were so simple! All stuff I had around the house, which is always awesome :) I had to cook them longer than I expected…more like 12-15 minutes to make sure the middle was cooked all the way through, but they were well worth the wait! Thanks, Amanda :)

  5. Julie says

    These were awesome! Thank you for this recipe. I made it without and electric mixer and it came out great.
    PS – We loved the cherry cake with cherry cream cheese icing too. My 3 yr old loves cherries and this made her very happy!


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