Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
Cookie mix in a quart jar for gift giving. Layer ingredients in a 1 quart wide mouth jar in order given. Press each layer firmly before adding next ingredient. Attach a card to jar with the recipe directions on it.
- 1⁄2 cup Tang orange crystals
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups vanilla chips
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄2-1 cup butter or 1⁄2-1 cup margarine, very soft
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
- Mix together flour, baking soda and baking powder.
- Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl.
- Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix.
- Mix until completely blended, finish mixing with your hands.
- Shape into balls the size of walnuts.
- Place 2" apart on sprayed bake sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes until tops are very lightly browned.
- Cool 5 minutes on bake sheet then move to rack.
This was a fun and different recipe. I tried it out because I had some leftover Tang to use (no one like drinking it, lol!). The "Dreamsicle" description better describes how it looks than how it tastes, the vanilla chips and orange drink flavors do not blend into the creamy orange taste that I associate with "Dreamsicle", but it is a treat, nevertheless.
My husband is a real dreamsicle nut so I had to try this.I didn't gift package it yet so I don't know how pretty it is. The cookies turned out well, worth keeping for their uniqueness alone. However I would change a few things if you are making them for yourself. First off they were a bit too sweet, (which is a near impossiblity with me)so I would cut the sugar quite a bit. The tang added quite a bite to them, now I'm not a usual tang drinker so I bought an off brand, I don't know if it tasted any different or not. The tang crystals don't dissolve so I think it makes them bite more. Next time I'll try dissolving it first.Lastly, just for the sake of looks. I would add a bit of orange food coloring to the dough to make the white chips stand out more. I'm not for sure how all this would translate in the gift mix. Perhaps you could add the color to the sugar and have a layer of orange sugar. That might be pretty.I think I'd advise a little less tang in the gift jar instead of worrying about dissolving it seperately.All in all I thought it was a nice unusually tasting cookie. I'll make it again soon after I tweek it.