June 16, 2015

Orange Dreamsicle Chewy Cookie Bars

How was everyone's weekend?  I'm sure it flew bye just like mine did.  I went shopping on Saturday and of course I had to make a stop at Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale.  Every 6 months I stock up on lotion, body spray and shower gel.  A girls gotta smell good, right???  They have sooooooo many different scents, it's impossible to keep them straight.  When I was a teenager, they had the same scents all the time and I could name every single one and probably owned every single one.  Now, I couldn't even tell you what half of them are and they even have scents for men.  I picked up a bunch of new flavors to try out.  What is your favorite scent? 
I not only love the smell of oranges, but I love the flavor.   If you like Orange Dreamsicle Cookies, then you will LOVE these easy cookie bars.  You throw all the cookie dough in one pan and in 20 minutes, you have an amazing dessert.  They are rich and thick and chewy and full of orange flavor.  There is no mistaking that these are an orange dreamsicle cookie bar and that was the point.  I added the zest of two whole oranges and I think it is just right!

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Orange Dreamsicle Chewy Cookie Bars
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

3/4 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
2 c. packed light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbl. orange zest (zest of two oranges)
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbl. baking powder 
1 (12 oz.) bag white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together butter and brown sugar until very light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at at time, beating until combined.  Mix in the vanilla and orange zest.  Add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix until just combined.  Stir in the white chocolate chips.  Press dough evenly into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool completely.  Cut into bars and serve.     

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  1. Chewy orange bars..+white chocolate.. looks very delicious!

  2. These sound great! I love orange dreamsicle bars! =)

  3. I love Bath and Body Works! My favorite scent is White Citrus :-)

  4. Your recipe index doesn't work on my iPod touch. I think the buttons are bigger than the pictures? There are five pictures across, but it seems like only three buttons, for example if I press "bread" I end up on "bars and brownies". (You can see that the 'shadow' of the button is much bigger than the photo when you click it.)