Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Las Vegas, Nevada

Orangeburst Cookie Bars

Kissed with citrus, refrigerated cookie dough becomes a fresh new bar.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
cup chopped hazelnuts (filberts) or almonds
1/2
cup granulated sugar
5
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/3
cup light corn syrup
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1/4
cup orange juice
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1
egg
1
to 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, if desired

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cut dough into 1/2-inch slices. In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, arrange slices. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the hazelnuts; press firmly into dough. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until dough is puffed.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix sugar and flour. Stir in corn syrup, orange peel, orange juice, melted butter and egg with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup hazelnuts.
  • 3 Carefully pour corn syrup mixture over partially baked crust. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until edges are golden brown and filling is set. Cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely, about 50 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cut dough into 1/2-inch slices. In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, arrange slices. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the hazelnuts; press firmly into dough. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until dough is puffed.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix sugar and flour. Stir in corn syrup, orange peel, orange juice, melted butter and egg with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup hazelnuts.
  • 3 Carefully pour corn syrup mixture over partially baked crust. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until edges are golden brown and filling is set. Cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely, about 50 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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