Blonde Orange Brownies

Yield 24 Brownies

Ingredients

  • *This recipe needs 2-3 fresh oranges for juice & zest

Blonde Orange Brownie:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure orange extract (can substitute 2-3 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Orange Cream Glaze:

  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar, depending on taste & desired consistency

Instructions

  1. Cream butter with sugar. Add eggs, mix well. Add orange extract/juice & zest. Scrape bowl. Add salt & flour, mix until just combined.
  2. Spread into a greased 13x9x2" pan. Bake at 350*F for 30 minutes; edges & top should be lightly browned.
  3. Make glaze: Combine cream cheese & butter. Cream until no lumps appear. Add orange zest, orange juice & powdered sugar until desired consistency & taste.
  4. Pierce the entire sheet of brownies with a fork while still hot. Spread glaze over the top & let cool to room temperature cut & serve. Keep refrigerated if not serving right away.

Recipe Notes

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