When was the last time you had a dreamsicle? Those orange sherbet popsicles filled with vanilla ice cream were a staple at the lunch table in elementary school. Good times with good people, bee-tee-dubs. (Shout out to Lyssa!) I remember having races to see who could get to the vanilla first. Looking back, I don't really see the point of that now, but hey, we were like...9.
Anycookie, I haven't had one of those things in a minute, so when I saw a recipe for a dreamsicle in cookie form, I couldn't resist. And then I found out it uses TANG! Double awesome! Some of my friends from way back should be the spokes-family for TANG! they drank it so much of it.
And then I made the cookies....uh weird. And I don't mean in taste because these suckers tasted JUST LIKE a dreamsicle. Regardless, the dough was really powdery. Like REALLY powdery. And, although I wouldn't consider that I burned them (I don't think I did), they all got pretty brown pretty quickly on the bottoms. Like I said...weird. I'll throw the recipe on here, but only so you can compare it to others and avoid ones similar to this.
- 1/2c TANG!
- 3/4c sugar
- 1 1/2c white choc. chips
- 1 3/4c flour
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2c butter, softened
- 1/2t baking soda
- 1/2t baking powder
- 1t vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prep your cookies pans with your handy dandy parchment paper.
- Cream together butter and sugar. Add the egg and the vanilla.
- Mix together dry ingredients and then incorporate into creamed mixture.
- Add in the white choc. chips.
- Use your small cookie scoop and really smash that stuff in there so it actually sticks together.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and let cool on tray for 5 minutes.
They look good; they taste good. Regardless, I'm sure there is a better base out. I have a bunch of tang left, so I'll keep looking and see if I can find another version to try.