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December 12, 2014

Orange Brownies

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These are my hubby's favorite brownies.


I've been making them for years. The recipe is from Paula Dean.

They're super easy to make with a burst of fresh orange.

Believe me....they won't be around for long.


Orange Brownies

2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons orange extract
2 teaspoons orange zest, divided
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice, fresh

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13 x 9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, and salt. Add butter, eggs, extract, and 1 teaspoon zest, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes or until light golden brown and set. Remove from oven, and pierce cake all over with a fork.

In a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar, orange juice, and remaining 1 teaspoon zest until smooth. Pour over warm cake. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

2 comments:

  1. Orange brownies? This sounds like the ultimate Christmas treat! I love this!

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    1. Sooo good Cathleen.....and easy to make.

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