Orange Cream Dessert Squares

Recipe by Mom2Rose
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READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 24 squares
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (16 1/2 ounce) package pillsbury create 'n bake refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2
    tablespoons grated orange peel (from 2 large oranges)
  • 2
    (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon orange-flavored liqueur or 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3
  • 2
    drops orange food coloring (or 2 drops yellow and 1 drop red food color)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons butter
  • 12
    cup white vanilla baking chips
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F
  • Press cookie dough evenly on bottom and 1 inch up sides of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish (If dough is sticky, use floured fingers).
  • Sprinkle evenly with orange peel.
  • In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, marmalade and liqueur with electric mixer on medium-high speed about 1 minute or until well blended.
  • Add eggs; beat about 2 minutes or until well blended and mixture is creamy.
  • Spread evenly in crust.
  • Bake 29 to 36 minutes or until crust is golden brown and center is set.
  • Cool 1 hour.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave whipping cream and food color uncovered on High about 30 seconds or just until boiling.
  • Add butter and baking chips; stir until chips are melted.
  • Spread mixture evenly over bars.
  • Refrigerate about 1 1/2 hours or until chilled and firm.
  • To serve, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows, using thin, sharp knife and wiping blade occasionally.
  • Cover and refrigerate any remaining dessert squares.
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