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Orange Creamsicle Cookie Bars

Love a Creamsicle ice cream bar? Then you'll love these!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 20 -24 bars
Author Creative Culinary

Ingredients

For the cookie bars:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • Seeds of one vanilla bean or 1 tsp of vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • orange sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream together butter, salt, sugar, orange zest and vanilla beans. Add egg yolks and mix well. Add flour and mix until a dough forms.
  • Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes at 350 degrees or until firm. Remove and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, combine all of the frosting ingredients in the bowl of a standing mixer and whip until fluffy.
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled cookie base and immediately sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before slicing into bars and serving.

Notes

Adapted generously from Heather Christo

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams