Gum Drop Bars Christmas Delights

1
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

How to Make Gum Drop Bars Christmas Delights

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat 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.
  2. Orange Butter Icing:
    Throughly cream butter and sugar. Stir in orange zest from 1 orange. Add orange juice as frosting becomes thick to your liking.

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About Gum Drop Bars Christmas Delights

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




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