Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Cookie Tuesday (a day late) - Lemon Bars
I love lemons. I love anything lemony from cookies to cake to cocktails. The first thing I do in the morning is drink a glass of warmish water with half-a-lemon squeezed into it. I've heard it's good for digestion, but I just plain like it. Seems like a nice, gentle way to ease oneself into the day. This week's cookie is one of my favorites.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350º F.
To make crust:
Mix together first three ingredients with a fork or the mixer until crumbly.
Press into an 8 inch square pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Crust will look white. Do not brown!
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a blender or mixer until well mixed.
Pour over pre-baked crust.
Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Let bars cool before cutting.