Sunshine Bars (Orange Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies)

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Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

An old favorite, posted for safekeeping. This is basically an orange version of chocolate chip cookies baked in a pan and cut into squares. It can also be baked as drop cookies (see note below).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  3. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and orange extract; mix well.
  4. Combine dry ingredients; stir.
  5. Add dry ingredients to batter a little at a time, mixing to incorporate.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and rind.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes (or at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes) until golden brown.
  9. Cut into bars while still warm.
  10. NOTES:.
  11. Can double recipe and bake in a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Can bake as drop cookies: chill dough, place rounds on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten each cookie slightly, bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes.