Sunshine Bars (Orange Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies)

Total Time
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


  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.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a