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Postby Onefop » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:51 am

Lemon Bars

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and place oven rack in center :
Butter or cooking spray 8x8 baking pan
For Crust:
In bowl of electric mixer, or hand mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the flour and salt and beat until until dough just comes together:
Press into the bottom of your greased pan and bake for about 20 minor just lightly browned :
Remove and place on rack to cool: Gather these items and place in order you will use for both steps.

For Filling:
In your electric mixer or hand one beat the sugar and eggs until nice and smooth. Add the lemon juice and zest and stir to combine. Fold in the flour ( by hand gently).and stir to combine:
Pour over the cooled crust and bake for about 20 min till filling is set. Remove from oven and place on rack to cool.

To serve, cut into squares when cooled and dust with powered sugar

Crust: 1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/8th teaspoon of salt

For Fillings: 1 cup of sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of lemon zest( Yellow outer rind of the lemon diced thin with no white attached , remove zest before squeezing the lemon)
2 tablespoons of flour

Lemon Cookies:
½ cup butter
½ cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Zest of 1 large lemon (the yellow skin cut in thin strips with no white inner )
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt

Confectioners Frosting
2 cups of powdered sugar sifted
½ cup room temp butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoon light cream
very small amount yellow food coloring

Preheat oven 350 degrees
Place rack in center of oven
Line baking sheet with parchment paper

For Cookies
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (Beat together well)
Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition
Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add to the butter and egg mixture and beat until combined:

Place the dough on lightly floured surface, and with a lightly floured rolling pin , roll out the dough to ½ inch thickness. Using cookie cutters cut the dough into shapes. Save the scraps and combine and reroll.
Transfer the shapes to the prepared baking sheet spacing them few inchs apart depending on shape;

Bake for approx 8- 10 min till lightly browned and tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place of wire rack to cool: Once completely cooled frost with icing.

For frosting:
In electric mixer cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla extract.
With the mixer on low speed , gradually beat in the sugar. Scrap down sides of bowl.
Add the light cream (1/2 and ½) and beat on high for 3 or 4 minutes till light and fluffy.
Add little more ½ and ½ or sugar to get good spreading mixture.
Add yellow food coloring and mix well ( takes very little drop )
Apply to cookies. Makes about 18 2 ½ inch rounds

Lemon Refrigerator cookies( Different and very good)

2 cups of ground pecans
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of shifted flour all-purpose
¼ teaspoon of salt
Using hands, mix together the ground pecans , beaten eggs, lemon extract, sugar and flour and salt. Shape into 2 rolls about 1 ½ inch diameter : Wrap rolls in waxed paper and chill for several hours or over night:

Cut into slices about 1/8-inch thick and place on grease cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees preheated oven for about 8 min. Remove from oven and brush with lemon icing while still hot and place on cooling rack.

Lemon Icing
2 cups of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon of grated lemon Rind
drop of yellow food coloring
1 tablespoon of lemon juice to start and more if necessary to brush or spreading consistency

Lemon Cake
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon soft margarine
Grated peel of one lemon
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs beaten
scant ¼ cup milk
1/3/4 cup of self- rising flour
½ cup of cornstarch
½ teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons of water
Juice of one lemon
¼ cup of sugar
1 Tablespoon of liqueur such as arrack or ouzo

1 cup of powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons lemon juice
very thin slices of (1/2 lemon) lemon peel with no white attached
Grease a round 8 inch cake pan and sprinkle with fine bread crumbs , preheat oven to
375 degrees

To make cake:
Cream margarine, Lemon peel and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Stir in eggs and milk. Shift together flour, cornstarch and baking powder in another
bowl,then fold into the egg mixture. Turn this batter into prepared pan level surface and bake 35 40 min until toohpick is inserted and comes out clean (single layer cake)

To make syrup:
Bring water to boil with lemon juice and sugar in small saucepan.
Add arrack or ouzo. Pour hot syrup slowly over cooled cake and let in soak in well:

To make frosting:
Blend powdered sugar and lemon juice in small bowl. And blend until very smooth
Spread thickly over top and let it run down sides as it desires but not completely
covering sides in haphazard manner:

When making Icebox cookies , after mixing spoon into sheet of wax paper and roll the glob of dough up into log form. Much easier to handle and can get the round shape you want much easer. When rdy to bake unfoll and slice into small rounds.

Cream Cheese Slices:

Yeast Dough ( Follow Directions You will do Fine)

1 Tablespoon sugar
½ cup WARM not hot water
1 pkg active dry years
2 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons margarine
1 egg

Filling and Topping
12 oz cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of flour
Grated Peel from one lemon
1 cube of butter softened
1 cup of sliced almonds

To make yeast dough:
Stir a pinch of sugar into the warm milk, sprinkle with the yeast and let stand 5 minutes or untill frothy. Stir gently, sift flour, remaining sugar, egg stirred and salt into large bowl. Melt margarine and cool slightly. Pour into flour mixture, combine to make a dough with hands and knead on lightly floured surface, beat, roll it you cant hurt it. Then cover with cloth and let sit in warm place for and hour. Grease a 13x9 inch pan:

To make filling and topping:
Beat cream-cheese with half the sugar, 1 egg, half the flour and lemon peel in a medium bowl. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly knead doughroll out dough to fit the pan. Place dough in pan and trim edges to fit. Spread filling over the dough:

Cream butter and remaining sugar until fluffy, and add remaining flour. Beat in 2 eggs one at a time. Spread topping over the cream cheese filling. Sprinkle with the almonds. Bake 30 to possible 40 min until top is golden in center of oven.
Let cool slightly in pan Cut into slices

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Postby Zelima » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:42 am

Onefop, you are my hero.....

I'm making the lemon bars tomorrow :)


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Postby Carlisa » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:59 am

Awesome thanks for the recipes Onefop. Now anyone else got anything good i love good recipes!!!!!

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Postby Fluellen » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:54 am

Onefop i love your recipes :) I print all of them off and keep them in my book :) hugs honey
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Postby Blooddrive » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:25 pm

so how much to just have you send me a tray or two of em onefop?
those look disgustingly good, and i cant cook that type of stuff to save me life!
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thank you thank you!!

Postby Frostweave » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:29 am

I made the lemon bars for a Christmas Party and they were a hit...plus lemon bars are my dads favorite so double bonus! TY one!
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Postby Carlisa » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:42 pm

Hello Dollies

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts
1 10 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

combine graham crumbs and margarine and press into an 8x8 pan.
Then in layers add coconut then chocolate chips then walnuts.

Over the top drizzle the condensed milk .

Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Let cool and serve.

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Lemon Cake and hint on icebox cookies see above

Postby Onefop » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:48 pm

See posted above
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