Orange and Rosemary Cookie Bars Recipe

Up your flavor game with these Orange and Rosemary Cookie Bars. A delicious treat that smells and tastes like your favorite holiday flavors, these cookie bars are infused with rosemary and orange zest. An easy confectioners’ sugar glaze gives these cookies a simple decoration and adds a bit of sweetness that compliments the other flavors. A cookie that’s sure to stand out from the rest, these Orange and Rosemary Cookie Bars will certainly become a favorite with friends and family alike!
Makes: About 16-20 servings
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 in. x 9 in. pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 teaspoon rosemary and orange zest; mix until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining minced rosemary.

Step 4

Bake 28-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely.

Step 5

For glaze, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk. Drizzle over cooled cookie bars. Sprinkle with flaky salt before serving.

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all-purpose flour

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


1 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)

baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

granulated sugar

1-1/2 cups granulated sugar


2 Eggs

minced fresh rosemary

minced fresh rosemary (1 teaspoon for butter and sugar mixture, 1/2 teaspoon for before baking)

orange zest

2 teaspoons orange zest

confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


1 tablespoon milk

flaky salt

flaky salt

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