Orange Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

These Orange Sugar Cookie Cut Outs are the perfect treat for spring and the recipe uses vitality essential oils making them extra yummy!

Some of our other favorite cookies are these Italian Ricotta Cookies.

Using the Orange Vitality Essential Oil, these sugar cookie cut outs are a fun twist on a traditional recipe.

Orange Sugar Cookies

Let me first say that these cookies are DELISH! We gave some to friends and John Paul’s co workers and they all loved the subtle hint of orange throughout. Because they are made with essential oils, they don’t have the fake extract type taste, they have a pure orange taste!

I am excited to be joining some ladies on this little spring blog hop! There is tons of inspiration for Spring so be sure to check out their posts linked at the bottom of mine!

Young Living has a whole vitality line of oils that are FDA approved to be ingested which is why you can bake with the Orange Vitality Essential oils. Learn more about our oily journey HERE.

Of course, you do not have to add the orange essential oils if you don’t want to, but I thought for Spring, it was the perfect touch!




  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened

  • 1.5 cups of confectioners sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 8-10 drops of orange vitality oil or vitality oil of your choice or 2-3 tsp of flavoring (vanilla, almond, etc)

  • 2.5 cups of all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • cookie cutters


  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar

  • 6 tbs milk

  • 2-3 drops of orange vitality oil or oil of of your choice or 1 tsp of flavoring (vanilla, almond, etc)

  • food coloring (optional)

Sugar cookie dough
Baked Sugar Cookies
Icing for Orange Sugar Cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  2. In a stand mixer, cream together the softened butter and confectioners sugar

  3. Crack the egg in a small bowl and add the orange vitality oil drops

  4. Add the egg/oil mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix until all combined

  5. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl

  6. Add the flour mixture little by little to the mixer until it forms a dough. It should not be super sticky

  7. Roll out the dough into about a 1/4 inch thick disk and use cookie cutters to cut out cookies

  8. Place the cookies onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes. Do not let the cookies brown

  9. While cookies bake, make the icing by whisking all the icing ingredients together in a small bowl until fully combined

  10. Optional: use food coloring to dye the icing your prefered colors

  11. Allow cookies to completely cool before icing

  12. After icing the cookies, store in an airtight container once the icing has fully dried


Icing the Orange Sugar Cookie Cut Outs

These are so fun and festive for Spring with the cute cookie cutters I used. These could be made for any season using different cookie cutters and switching out the orange oil for something like ginger, cinnamon, or clove!

I hope you love this yummy recipe as much as we do! If you make them, please be sure to share with me :)

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spring front porch decor

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Orange Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe
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