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Stack of orange cookies with glaze and zest dripping down

The Best Frosted Orange Easy Cake Mix Cookies

This might be the best cookie you've ever eaten.  They're that good!  These frosted orange cake mix cookies are easy to make and disappear fast!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 122kcal
Author Amee


For the cookies:

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 box Orange supreme cake mix 18.25 oz size (I use Duncan Hines)
  • ¾ cup ground golden flaxseed (or regular ground flaxseed)
  • 1 tbsp grated orange rind *a microplane grater is recommended for this
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice

For the frosting:

  • 1 ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ tablespoon grated orange rind *a Microplane grater is recommended for this


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a large bowl, beat softened butter and sugar until creamy, about 2 mins.
  • Add egg and beat to combine.
  • Add cake mix, flaxseed, 1 tablespoon grated orange rind and ¼ cup fresh orange juice.  
  • Beat until thick but smooth.
  • Drop batter by tablespoon size balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (I use a small scoop with a handle for this).
  • Bake until surface is puffed and slightly cracked, about 13 minutes.  
  • Allow cookies to cool completely and make the frosting.
  • In a medium size bowl, stir 1 tablespoon orange rind, 4 tablespoon orange juice and powdered sugar with a whisk until smooth.
  • Using a pastry brush, coat cooled cookies with frosting and allow to set until dry, about 20 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze.  


These cookies freeze beautifully in an airtight container, but they probably won't last that long!


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg