Thursday, October 16, 2014

ORANGE-SPICE BARS

2/3 cup butter
1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 and 1/2 Tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour (sifted)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chopped walnuts
For glaze:
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 - 3 Tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Optional: Coconut (flaked or grated)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and brown sugar. 
Add eggs, grated peel, orange juice and vanilla.

Sift dry ingredients and add; mix well. Add walnuts.

Spread mixture in greased 10 x 15 jelly roll pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 - 25 minutes until top is brown and springs back when touched.

Cool 15 minutes and spread with glaze.

Cut into bars. (Makes about 40)


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