McCormick Bake Sale Citrus Kissed Brownies Recipe

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of McCormick through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.

Now that school is back in session there are so many fun activities going on! One of our favorites is checking out the local fundraising bake sales. For years, cookies and brownies have been two of the most popular bake sale items, and this year, they’ll taste even better with unique flavor tips from the McCormick Kitchens. Gone are the days of the chocolate chip cookie or simple fudge brownie. This year we’re making bake sale treats pop with flavor and variety.

McCormick Lemon and Orange Extract

The McCormick Kitchens have developed unique cookie and brownie recipes – including one that combines the two – to make sure your treats are the talk of the table. I was really inspired by the Orange Kissed Brownies Bake Sale recipe and I created my own version with a triple citrus twist.

These decadent brownies combine the best citrus flavors nature has to offer with a little help from McCormick lemon extract and orange extracts. These little bottles produce a big flavor twist in everyday baked goods.

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Citrus Kissed Brownies Recipe
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Type: Dessert
  • 1 box family-sized brownie mix
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick orange extract
  • 1 tub cream cheese frosting
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick lemon extract
  • orange, lemon & lime zest (optional)
  1. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package. Stir in orange extract. Spread in greased 13×9-inch baking pan.
  2. Bake and cool as directed on package.
  3. Stir lemon extract into tub of cream cheese frosting and spread over cooled brownies.
  4. Cut into squares and top with zest.


McCormick Virtual Bake Sale

For one week only I’m participating in a virtual bake sale with 5 other bloggers. We’re a team “selling” our delicious McCormick recipe inspired desserts and you can “buy” a treat without ever spending a penny. You can visit the McCormick Bake Sale Pinterest board to see all of the bake sale treats and repin my Citrus Kissed Brownies recipe. Each re-pin counts as a “purchase” and helps my team win a McCormick prize pack.

Be sure to visit my team members’ bake sale posts that include these Peanut Butter Crownies from the Gunny Sack, Frosted Mexican Brownies from 30 Handmade Days, Raspberry Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting from the Rebel Chick and Double Chocolate Chunk Raspberry Cream Filled Sandwich Cookie from Parent Palace.



Use the entry form below to enter to win your very own McCormick prize pack full of spices, extracts, and other items needed to inspire baking creativity, valued at $75.

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  1. these are the best extracts for making candies, the orange is delicious in a fondant center

  2. These look delicious. I have some of the lemon extract but have never bought the orange. I think I might have to try your recipe!

  3. Sunnie says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I love baking.

  4. Sarah L says:

    Looks delicious. I really like the different zests on the top.