Monday, October 27, 2008

Orange and Chcolate Cookie Bars


Thanks for all of your well wishes and kind thoughts for my daughters' soccer teams. My eighth grader's team won about two games all season and I was sure we would go to the tournament, we would cheer them on and go home because they wouldn't win. Well I don't know what in the world happened to those girls, but they won all three games (shut-outs) and now have a championship game Thursday. Oh, and I found out at 6:00 PM yesterday that their soccer banquet is tonight.
My high schooler's play-offs begin tomorrow night and just so you can all feel like you'd love to be there with me...the predicted high for tomorrow is 41 and possible flurries in the mountains. We live in the mountains, the high school soccer field is in the mountains and at game time it's supposed to be around 35. Are you jealous yet?
I made these Orange Cookie Bars so we could all cozy up with a cup of coffee or tea and munch on these little delights and forget about chapped lips, cold weather and outdoor sports.
Orange and Chocolate Cookie Bars -




Bring a package of store bought sugar cookie dough to room temperature. Spread the dough out evenly in a brownie pan. I used this disposable pan for easy clean up and I liked the scalloped design for the cookie dough edges. Bake per the package directions (350 for 14 minutes).




Remove from oven when golden brown and set aside to cool.


Spread a jar of orange marmalade over the baked cookie dough. Don't you just love orange marmalade? Just the thought of it makes me feel warm all over.

Toast 2 tablespoon of walnuts and sprinkle over orange marmalade. You can toast pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, whatever you like.

Melt three-quarters of a package of semi-sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler. Nothing heals chapped lips faster than melted chocolate.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top. I'm more of a glunker I guess. OI can't drizzle very well.

Since I'm not a good drizzler, I swirled the chocolate over the top to somewhat hide my "foe-pa".

They didn't come out as pretty as I had hoped, but sometimes pretty is everything, it's what's inside that counts.

22 comments:

Candy said...

They look yummy to me. My son plays hockey so it's always cold! (Kinda weird for a South Carolina boy.)

gigi said...

Oh my gosh! How much fun is that? Sitting on cold bleacher seats! Makes me cold just thinking about it. But at least you've got yummy treats to comfort ya. Congrats, girls!

Lisa said...

Love thast orange and chocolate combination. Good luck to your daughter!

Marjie said...

They look good! It's cold here, too, and although we had sun yesterday, we had rain at the end of last week, more for the next 3 days, and highs in the 40s. Good luck to your daughter, and to you in surviving the cold spectatorhood!

Ralonda said...

Yes, I am jealous of your cooler temps... would love some of that here in Dallas!
Would also love to snack on those Orange Chocolate Cookie Bars... YUM!
Congrats to your girls!

Lanny said...

Continued good luck!

And congratulations! I'm so excited for you! I'll definitely think of you when I need to say no to things in the future! :)

PS--too funny! My 'randon' word verification is food related. How appropriate for your blog! :)

Lanny said...

Ooops, that should be randoM.

Maria said...

I love orange and chocolate together! These look wonderful!

Pam said...

My husband loves orange and chocolate together. I may have to make this for him on his birthday.

Reeni said...

Those look great! Love orange and chocolate together. I hope they help you stay warm, brrr. Lots of luck!!

Aggie said...

They look fantastic to me! I love orange and chocolate together...sounds so delicious!

Greg C said...

I think it would look pritier if it were on my plate. It sounds delicious.

The Blonde Duck said...

Those should warm you right up!

*Priscilla* said...

looks yummy! it is 40 over here and way toooo cold!!

Debbie said...

Oh those bars look good. Best of luck to your daughters team tomorrow night. Sounds like a very cold night. I remember early morning soccer practice in early spring....cold too!

Bridgett said...

I have had these before and they are delicious! I love your step by step photos.

Steph said...

Nice! Orange and chocolate make such a wonderful combination. I never thought about adding jam to a bar recipe, thanks for the idea!

Veronica said...

Tasty looking cookies! Sounds like you have a busy soccer week-good luck!

Jenny said...

Oh my! Choc/orange combo has got to my my favorite. You better believe I'll be making these bad boys! Great post!

Michele said...

My favorite sweet combo is chocolate and orange. We got our first snowfall today...how is it up there in the mountains now?

brettinsky said...

These sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe-this one will just have to be made!

Pam said...

None of my girls played sports, but the bleacher seats were cold for marching band too.