Once a week, my family gets together to have dinner and I always make dessert. This week I made these little gems. It combines two of my favorite things, sugar cookies and the flavor of orange. To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
I couldn’t resist the thought of sweet orange marmalade in a cream cheese filling…then there was the sugar cookie crust…be still my heart…then a soft chewy sugar cookie crust. The squares are topped off with tinted melted white chocolate.
Believe me, I ate more than my fair share and loved every bite. I added 2 teaspoons of orange extract just to make sure the orange flavor came shining through. I’m glad I did…it was perfect. Next time, I’m going to add some mini chocolate chips to the mix.
Orange and chocolate are divine together!
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Orange Cream Dessert Squares
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
2 tablespoons grated orange peel (from 2 large oranges)
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup SMUCKER’S® Sweet Orange Marmalade
1 teaspoon orange-flavored liqueur or 1/4 teaspoon orange extract ( I used 2 tsp orange extract)
2 Eggland’s Best eggs
3 tablespoons whipping (heavy) cream
2 drops orange food color (or 2 drops yellow and 1 drop red food color)
1 1/2 teaspoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Press cookie dough evenly on bottom and 1 inch up sides of ungreased 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. (If dough is sticky, use floured fingers.) Sprinkle evenly with orange peel.
2. 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.
3. Bake 29 to 36 minutes or until crust is golden brown and center is set. Cool 1 hour.
4. 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.
5. 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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Be still my heart – that Godiva cheesecake looks absolutely amazing! – http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com
I wonder what I should do w/ all of that cream cheese in my frig? 🙂 These look amazing!
Cream puffs! They’re actually pretty simple to make, I couldn’t believe when I made them over spring break. I’ll have to try your recipe sometime. They look great. I need to get some pudding mix though. Thanks for sharing all the cheesecake goodness! I made a cheesecake recently too, Tofu cheesecake! So good yet healthy too!
Oh gosh Bunny, these all look so good! I wouldn’t know which one to eat first. I’ll have a little sliver of each please!! xxoo
Oh my. Just gorgeous, as always!
OMG everythign looks amazing, but that cake! Me being the chocoholic doesn’t help! Yum to all 3!
the cream cheese flavor got quite a workout this time around, eh? i like it! 🙂
I don’t like chocolate but WOW I can’t get past that Godiva cheesecake…..it was beautiful!
Hope you Ladies had a fabulous Mother’s Day!
Wow, those all three look de-lish! I really like orange and chocolate together, too.
What fabulous treats. I found your blog by chance and had intended only to say hello. I was lured by your earlier posts and stayed much longer than I planned. I really enjoy your blog and will be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary
Let me wipe up my drool… Everything looks AMAZING! Now I want to get in the kitchen and whip these up! YUM!
OMG they all look amazing! The Godiva cheesecake is beautiful!
These all look incredible. I can’t pick my favorite!!
Ohhh.I love anything orange!
But like you I am a chocoholic..so the chocolate wins me over!
I need to find my ole muu-muu dresses; I just gained 15 pounds reading these mouth watering recipes.
Can I have a smalll piece of each BunnyLD
Oh my good heavens! These all look so tasty. I definitely agree that the orange cream squares would be awesome with mini chocolate chips. That’s my mom favorite combination.
Me? I could happily eat any of these cheesy desserts 🙂
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What stunning desserts!!
I see that you love Godiva choclates,…a typical & great Belgian brand of fine chocolates!!
That’s the way to go!!!
All of the desserts look marvelous & so rich, decadent & so special tii!
MMMM,…now, what to choose???
Wow. That chocolate cheesecake looks too delicious for words. There just so much…CHOCOLATE. Wow.
The orange one is really original. I don’t see too many orange cheesecakes. I love the sugar cookie crust.