Orange creamsicle shortbread cookies #25recipestoXmas

Today cookies are brought to you by Kristina of Spabettie. Kristina is one of those person you envy right from the start. You’re wondering why? Because she has a SPA at her fingertips. Isn’t that a dream-job?

Except my spa envy I love her and her blog. She’s funny, talented and so sweet. Check out this amazing salted caramel cheesecake she shared a while back. Plus she made one of my favorite sweets Samoa cookies from scratch gluten free and vegan. Told you you’ll love her!


orange creamsicle shortbread cookies

hi everyone – I’m Kristina, better known online as spabettie. I have a career background in spa management and accounting, and I have a lifelong passion for cooking and baking. My creations are mostly plant based and gluten free, and I like to share food without labels of what it is or is not.

I’m teaching people that plant based can taste fantastic, stealth like…

When Roxana asked me to participate in her 25 Days of Christmas, I knew I had to create something special for her – something different from the traditional holiday flavors, yet still festive and fitting for the holidays.

and sparkly.

I used a blood orange flavored candy cane as my inspiration.

orange creamsicle shortbread cookies

Orange creamsicle shortbread cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 30 cookies

Orange creamsicle shortbread cookies



  1. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Stir in orange juice concentrate and food color if using.
  2. Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time, combine until dough forms, do not over mix. Knead into a ball, cool in refrigerator 20 minutes.
  3. Roll one inch pieces of dough into ball, make a thumbprint, place on prepared (parchment/silpat) baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 300 for 25 – 28 minutes. Remove from oven, cool completely.
  5. Frosting
  6. In small saucepan or double boiler over low heat, melt white chocolate.
  7. When melted, add orange stevia and food color, stirring until completely incorporated. Remove from heat.
  8. Spoon into thumbprint indentation of cookies, sprinkle with chopped blood orange candy cane

orange creamsicle shortbread cookies

Thank you Roxana, for having me here today – and thank you all for reading – Happy Holidays!

Thank you Kristina for bringing today’s cookies. They are so pretty!


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  1. says

    Where did you find blood orange candy canes? What brand?
    Must make these. A good option for chocolate and gingerbread heavy cookie trays

  2. says

    Blood oranges bring back so many memories of being a kid in Sicily to me. I’ve been wanting to bake these since I first saw them last week-gorgeous (as always) Kristina. Nice addition to this party, Roxy!!xx

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