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Easy Orange Cookies Recipe With Cake Mix (Soft and Chewy)

Easy Orange Cookies (With Cake Mix)

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Soft and chewy, quick and easy orange cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. A doctored cake mix recipe, loaded with orange zest, extract, juice. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword orange cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 20 Cookies
Calories 174
Author CakeWhiz


  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 2 tsp Orange extract
  • Orange gel coloring
  • 1 box Yellow cake mix Use orange cake mix, if you can find it.
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar For rolling cookie dough balls
  • Orange buttercream frosting Optional, For icing top of cookies


  • In a large mixing bowl, add oil, eggs, orange zest, orange juice, orange extract, orange gel coloring and mix until fluffy.
  • Add cake mix and mix until just combined.
  • Chill dough for 20-30 minutes to make it easier to handle.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and make little balls.
  • Roll balls in sugar.
  • Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm but center is slightly soft.
  • Once they cool down, frost them with orange buttercream or drizzle some orange glaze and enjoy! 


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.6mg