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Orange Saucepan Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated orange peel 1 Teaspoon
  Orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Sifted regular all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , unbeaten
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped pitted dates 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange icing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
Directions

Make a few days ahead:
1. In saucepan, melt butter; remove from heat. Add sugar, orange peel and juice; blend.
2. Start heating oven to 350°F.
3. Sift flour with baking soda. Add to butter mixture. Add egg and blend well. Add walnuts and dates; stir lightly to combine. Pour into 9-by-9-by-2-inch cake pan that has been greased on bottom only.
4. Bake about 25 minutes, or until done.
5. Cool in pan. Meanwhile, make Orange Icing. Lightly frost cookies. When set, cut into 16 bars. Orange icing: With mixer at medium speed, beat 1 tablespoon butter or margarine until soft. Blend in 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon orange juice, beating until smooth and of spreading consistency.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange

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