Orange Brownies

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 Sticks salted butter softened
  • 4 Large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup orange juice
  • Zest of 3 oranges
  • Orange food coloring as desired
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 Cups and 1/2 confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 Cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9×13 inch pan with non stick spray, or use aluminum foil or parchment paper leaving a slight overhang over the edges
  3. of the pan for easy removal.
  4. In bowl of stand mixer (or large bowl if you will use a hand mixer) whisk together the flour, sugar and salt until well combined.
  5. Add the butter and mix on LOW speed just until combined.
  6. In a separate small bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla, orange juice, and orange zest.
  7. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix gently on low with stand or hand mixer (Do not beat).
  8. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth down the top.
  9. Bake in preheated oven 40-45 minutes just until barely golden brown around the edges and firm to the touch in the center.
  10. Cool the brownies in the pan for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour before removing from pan.
  11. Cool completely before adding glaze.
  12. GLAZE:
  13. In a medium bowl with hand mixer or whisk, mix together the confectioners sugar, juice, and zest until well combined.
  14. Spread over cooled brownies as desired.
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