Super Easy and Delicious Orange Cake Mix Cookies

These are the best orange cake mix cookies and only a few ingredients. Grab the recipe for these flavorful eggless orange cookies.

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It’s cookie day in my house! I felt I would be able to do so many recipes this summer, when the kids were out of school, but my plan failed. I’ve been so out of whack since my kids have been out of school since the middle of March.

I feel like we’ve just been in a holding pattern for so long and I don’t see it changing anytime soon. Ugh. Hopefully I’ll have more time when they go back to school in August, if they go back. {Update-My high schooler went back full time. My two youngest are virtual.}

stack of orange cookies with one leaning on the stack

Eggless Orange Cookies

This is a fantastic cookie, especially if you like oranges! My son loves anything orange, so these are for him. This is a good orange recipe too. It’s on my second site I started, Christmas Mom.

These are simple to make and people will be surprised when you say they don’t have eggs in them. They really are delicious and the perfect treat.

overhead view of cookies on countertop

Ingredients for Orange Cake Mix Cookies

Orange Cake Mix– I used Perfectly Moist Orange Supreme cake mix made by Duncan Hines. I got it at my normal supermarket.

Oil– I use vegetable oil in my baking.

Orange Juice– You can do fresh squeezed or the orange juice you have in your refrigerator.

Applesauce– Sweetened applesauce is fine to use in this recipe. You can use whatever you have in your refrigerator- sweetened or unsweetened.

Orange Zest– This is what will give it that great fresh orange taste. An easy way to zest an orange is with your box grater on the smallest size. Make sure to not grate the white part of the orange, only the orange peel. The white part is bitter.

Powdered Sugar– This puts the final touches on your cookies!

overhead view of orange cookies on cooling rack

How to make orange cookies

Step 1

Add all the ingredients {except powdered sugar} to a large bowl and mix well using an electric mixer.

Step 2

Using a spoon, scoop about a tablespoon and add to bowl of powdered sugar. Roll around until the dough is fully coated.

Step 3

Cook for about 14 minutes or until done. The bottoms will be slightly brown. Let cool a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Tip 1

Use parchment paper to line your baking sheet. It’s makes for an easy cleanup and the cookies don’t stick.

Tip 2

Don’t leave out rolling the dough in the powdered sugar. See the photo below. I did an example on why you shouldn’t. The cookies still taste good, but it looks so much better rolled in the powdered sugar.

More yummy cookies for you to try.

Eggless Orange Cake Mix Cookies

These are the best orange cake mix cookies and only a few ingredients. Grab the recipe for these flavorful eggless orange cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies, eggless, orange
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 15.25 oz orange cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • Zest of half an orange
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Add cake mix, orange juice, applesauce, vegetable oil and orange zest to a large bowl and combine using an electric mixer.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon into bowl of powedered sugar. Toss until it has covered the dough. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Cook for 13-15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for two minutes before moving them to a wire cooling rack.

Notes

Tip 1
Use parchment paper to line your baking sheet. It’s makes for an easy cleanup and the cookies don’t stick.
Tip 2
Don’t leave out rolling the dough in the powdered sugar. The cookies still taste good, but it looks so much better rolled in the powdered sugar.

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