I like trying new recipes and sharing what I like with others. I thought that I'd add a new weekly feature to share some of my favorite recipes with my readers. I've decided to call it Tasty Thursdays in my head though I'll add that label to these posts so folks can find all of them that way.
I was hungry for lemon bar cookies a while back but I hadn't actually ever made them myself.
I searched the internet and found a recipe for lemon bars that I liked but I tweaked it a little to make it more to my taste.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
2/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
Note: the recipe says the juice of 3 lemons will give you this but I've found I usually need 4 or 5 lemons to get this much juice
confectioners sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°.
Blend crust ingredients in a medium bowl. Press into an ungreased 9x13 pan.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow crust to cool to room temperature.
Mix 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp flour and 1 1/2 cup sugar. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. The bars will get firm while they cool.
Dust with confectioners sugar, if desired.
What's your favorite type of cookie?
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