Orange & Date Square

"Another favorite from the old family cookbook. Delicious with the dates and orange juice so complimenting each other making for a lovely addition to the serving tray."
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  • Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time and mix smooth.
  • Add Baking Powder, Baking Soda, salt and Graham crumbs.
  • Add nuts and dates.
  • Add orange juice and zest and mix well.
  • Bake in a 9x9 greased pan at 350 degree oven 35 to 40 minutes. When cool you may want to ice with orange icing.
  • Orange Icing: In a medium bowl mix butter, cream and orange juice.
  • Add in icing sugar, adding more if needed to make for desired consistency.

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  1. ABSOLUTELY A WINNING RECIPE ~ Great combo, what with the orange, dates (I used Medjool) & toasted pecans! Will certainly enjoy making these again often, especially during the colder months! [Tagged, made & reviewed in All New Zaar Cookbooks Tag]
  2. I don't know why but I seem to really like bar recipes with crushed graham wafers in them, and this is going to be another that I will be making often. It is very good and easy to make. We all enjoyed this very much. Thanks


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