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Orange Bars
Author: Jackie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Plugrá butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 table spoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
Frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water or 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
Candied Tangerines
  • 2 Tangerines
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine butter, orange zest and juice, salt and powdered sugar. Blend on medium high until light and fluffy.
  3. Add yolks, one at a time, and beat until incorporated.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add flour. Mix until just combined.
  5. Pour mixer into pan and press to level.
  6. Bake sugar cookie bars for 15 minutes.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. To make the candied tangerine slices, slice tangerines 1/4 inch thick.
  9. In a large shallow pan, add water and sugar and bring to a simmer.
  10. Add tangerine slice and cook for ten minutes.
  11. Remove from pan and place on a drying rack. Cool and dry for at least 20 minutes.
  12. Once bars are cool make frosting.
  13. Combine softened butter and cream cheese, milk, and orange blossom water and mix until incorporated.
  14. Add powdered sugar and beat until thick and smooth.
  15. Frost bars and top with candied tangerine slices.