Orangeburst Cookie Bars

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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