A favorite hot-weather sweet sparks a great gift in a jar: Orange Dreamsicle Cookies!
Taking the name--and flavors--of a cool summer treat, Orange Dreamsicle Cookies are punched up with vanilla baking chips and a burst of citrus.
Layered and decorated with a pretty gift tag, Orange Dreamsicle Cookies In A Jar are perfect "just-because" gift or gift basket item.
We make it easy with a free printable gift tags.
Sift flour before measuring, then stir in baking soda and baking powder.
Layer the ingredients in a clean glass wide mouth quart sized jar. For each jar, layer 3/4 cup granulated sugar, then 1/2 cup powdered drink mix, then 1 3/4 cup flour (mixed with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder), then 1 1/2 cups vanilla baking chips. Tamp the first three layers firmly to compact ingredients.
Attach a copy of Orange Dreamsicle gift tag, or create your own tag using the recipe instructions below.
Orange Dreamsicle Cookies Recipe
Preheat oven to 375°.
Empty jar into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg (slightly beaten)and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until well-blended
Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until tops are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack until completely cool.
Makes 2-1/2 dozen
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