Sunday, May 23, 2010

I like to make bar cookies that fill a jelly roll pan rather than use a 13x9. They're thinner and I usually cut them into 64 pieces. I made these for the apartment house for tomorrow. ( There's only 62, because we always make sure they taste good enough.)
Basic Lemon Bars
Makes 64 sweet & sour bars, just like lemon meringue pie.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter, softened (used 1/2 margarine, 1/2 butter)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup bottled lemon juice
4 large eggs (used 3 of Piper's HUGE eggs)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Combine flour and powdered sugar, mix in butter until well blended. Press into a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Meanwhile, to prepare the frosting, beat together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon juice, and eggs.
4. Pour this mixture over the hot, baked bars. Bake again for 25 minutes.
Cool before cutting with oiled pizza cutter.

1 comment:

Feisty_Granny said...

Oh yes, be SURE to oil the cutter!
They stick otherwise.