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Citrus-Iced Mock Margarita Bars

Level
Easy
Prep
20 minutes
Cook
25 minutes
Servings
25 bars
  • Citrus cookie bars topped with creamy white morsel icing and sprinkled with a dash of sea salt make these bars reminiscent of your favorite south-of-the-border beverage. These unique cookies are great for backyard gatherings on hot summer days.
Key Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons grated lime peel, divided
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange peel, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt (optional)
Make It
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease 9-inch-square baking pan.
Step 2
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, 1/3 cup butter, vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons lime peel and 2 teaspoons orange peel in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Press into prepared baking pan.
Step 3
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Step 4
Beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, 1 tablespoon butter, remaining teaspoon lime peel, remaining teaspoon orange peel, lime juice and orange juice in small mixer bowl until smooth.
Step 5
Spread icing over bars. Sprinkle with sea salt. Cut into bars. Store in covered container in refrigerator.