Friday, December 16, 2011

Orange Cranberry Brownies

2 sticks butter softened
2 cups sugar
 4 eggs 
2 tsp. pure orange extract
 2 tsp. orange zest
 1 tsp salt
 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
 3/4 cup dried cranberries ( you can omit this for just orange brownies) 
 Orange Glaze-
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp orange juice (use fresh squeezed from the oranges you just zested!)
 1 tsp orange zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 in baking pan. Combine first 5 ingredients and beat till smooth and creamy. Add flour and salt; beat well till combined. Fold in dried cranberries. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest 5-10 minutes; with a fork poke holes all over top of brownies. Beat glaze ingredients together. (should be a thin consistency) Evenly spread the glaze over brownies. It will be a very thin layer over top, but it gives it a pretty shine once it dries. Ready for eating!! Delicious!

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