Gum Drop Bars Christmas Delights

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This recipe was always so easy to make when I didn't want to take the time to make the sliced cookies. They were a great hit for the kids lunch bags and after school snack with a glass of cold milk.
Hope you like them.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
makes 2 dozen small cookies or as many as the size you want to cut.
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

BARS:

4 large
eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp
orange juice or other juice or water
2 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
2 c
all purpose flour
1/8 tsp
salt- just a pinch
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1 c
gum drops, cut in small pieces, no black (but i use them)
3/4 c
chopped walnuts

ORANGE BUTTER ICING:

1/4 c
butter, softened to room temperature
2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
grated orange peel-from 1 orange
2 Tbsp
orange juice

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350^. Grease or spray a 9x13-inch cake pan. Set aside.
Bars:
Beat eggs with the juice until light; add sugar and mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients.
Stir in lightly floured gum drop pieces.( to help keep them separated).
Stir in nuts; pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. While warm spread with Icing.
Cool and cut into desired size or into 24 squares.
2Orange Butter Icing:
Throughly cream butter and sugar. Stir in orange zest from 1 orange. Add orange juice as frosting becomes thick to your liking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American