Enjoy multi-colored Creamsicle-Flavored Cookies bite after bite.
These are my signature Fat Tuesday cookies because they are purple, orange, and green cookies and right before LENT!
Creamsicle-Flavored Cookies Are Loaded with Color + Flavor
The color combination is perfect and special for Mardi Gras.
Since I love orange, green, and purple when it comes together, the cookies are like Fat Tuesday’s best friend, don’t you agree?
What you’ll love most is that simple ingredients create this marvelous, great-tasting orange-flavored cookie!
Yep, creamsicle-flavored cookies are my spin on those fabulous frozen treats!
I use boxed cake mix to create the batter for the cookies and it is consistent each and every time!
Orange cake mix brings alive the creamsicle-flavored cookies that you are about to make, and might I say, “wow are they good!?”
Naturally, you could add more orange-flavoring if you like, but I counter it with a vanilla cake mix as well therefore it turns into the dreamy flavor of a creamsicle, in my opinion.
Simple ingredients yield big taste for cake batter creamsicle-flavored cookies
Also, you won’t be working your hands to the bone in creating these.
These creamsicle cake cookies make and bake fast!
Using the colors of Mardis Gras, we celebrate Fat Tuesday with a sugar bang.
However, while they are sweet cookies, they are not total sugar, in case you are curious.
The texture of these cookies is soft.
I ice these with icing, powdered sugar, and sometimes gold glitter.
Whether you refer to the Tuesday before the last day of partying before Lent sets in, Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, it’s all the same!
Mardi Gras Cookies
This is our recipe, and I’ve been making these fabulous cake cookies for years.
Your biggest task will be coloring the batter with the right food coloring to make these cookies scream eat me!
Purple Gold and Green
You’ll find that in order to get this recipe just right you will need just a few special supplies.
Nothing is hard to find nor is it expensive, but it is the few extra touches that make these look like Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras cookies!
First and foremost get these cookies colored right for Mardi Gras.
It’s not hard to get this right if you have the right food coloring.
Purple and orange cookies have green in them too, which either will look more green or more teal to you depending on how much you use.
Don’t split hairs and get upset, just enjoy your Mardi Gras treats!
I don’t buy the garbage at the grocery store, because it always fails to produce the right color.
Long ago, I stopped using the basic grocery store food colorants, unless it’s for hard-boiled eggs (as they are not as important).
So, this is my go-to food coloring which is key to getting the LOOK of Fat Tuesday Creamsicle-Flavored Cookies.
Don’t plan on perfect circular cookies, because in my experience it has never happened and that is ok.
Do know that you will have great colors and fantastic Mardi Gras cookies that taste like heaven on earth.
The colors you need: Purple, Gold, and Green!
Cleanup For Mardi Gras Cookies Is A Breeze
So if you are like me, you will get the process down to 2 pans and 3 bowls!
Either or is fine.
The easier route is parchment paper.
Use it, toss it.
While you do need to clean the silicone mats nothing sticks to them, making for easy removal of the cake cookies from the pan.
Either way avoids messes directly on the cookie pan and ensures that a cookie won’t stick.
What You Need To Know
The cake cookie dough is a bit different than other doughs you will have worked with.
First, it will mix odd, but it is an absolute delight to work with.
Expect a sponge-like consistency.
It will pull away from the sides of the bowl with ease and it’s not a hard batter to make.
Last, when you bake these cookies they don’t get golden brown.
You will watch them and not bake for more than 12 minutes each or you will dry them.
The cookies will always be softer than you might expect, but they definitely fall apart or I would not make them.
I suggest smaller rather than bigger.
Also, expect about 12 larger or 24 smaller per batch.
Smaller is about a .50 cent piece.
Large is about a small sour cream lid.
Bake Them And Wait
My best course of action is to suggest that you bake these, and let them sit on their parchment paper for a while.
Allow the cookies to fully cool and then later, you could consider icing them, dipping them in white chocolate on 1/2, or adding sprinkles.
Naturally, you could do nothing more than bake the creamsicle-flavored cookies and allow them to cool then serve them as well.
Also, as a tip, if you want you can put whipping cream between 2 and it’s like a total food experience that you never knew you were missing but totally will never go without!
What you will find is that these cookies are simple to make, easy to adorn or not, and become very popular when you turn your head away from the serving platter.
Do plan to make more than you thought you should as somehow they just disappear!
Creamsicle -Flavored Cookies
- A White Batter Favorite Cake Mix 15.25 oz box
- 1 Orange Supreme Cake Mix 15.25 oz box
- 4 Eggs 2 eggs per mix
- 1 C of Oil canola is what I used (1/2 C per mix)
- 3 bowls for mixing.
- Green food coloring
- purple food coloring
- Forks for mixing or a spoon.
- Rubber scraper
- Parchment Paper or Silicone Paper
- Baking Trays
- Preheat your oven to 350°F
- Line 2 rimmed baking trays with either silicone mats or parchment paper.
- Set them aside.
- In one bowl, prepare the first cake mix.
- Add to the bowl: white cake mixture from the box, 2 eggs, and 1/2 c of oil.
- Mix very well, making sure that there are no dry ingredients left.
- Set aside.
- Repeat the process for the other boxed cake (the orange and set it aside)
- Now, let’s work with the white cake mixture.
- Divide the dough in half.
- Place one portion in a third bowl and color that with food gel coloring (purple)
- With the remaining white batter, color it green with food color gel.
- Last, leave the ‘orange’ cake batter as is, as it will be gold.
- Now you should have 3 colors: Gold, Purple, and Green.
- Slide a prepared cookie tray to your workspace.
- Prepare 3 pastry bags (or plastic bags.
- Inside each bag, place one color of batter.
- Then, one by one, squeeze a .25 size amount on the cookie tray and do the same with the other 2 colors.
- You will have created one cookier with three colors.
- Continue until you have filled the tray and left enough space.
- DO LEAVE Space between them as they will spread some.
- Fill the tray.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes and no longer.
- Allow the cookies to cool for at least a 1/2 hour before removing them to a cooling rack.
- Once they are cool, ice them with melted chocolate (white) following the directions on the bag.
- You can add optional sprinkles (I added gold edible glitter).
- Enjoy the exploding taste of creamsicle.
- ~Dana X O