Sunday, October 16, 2011

Easy Lemon Bars

Note: Heating up the lemon curd for 45 seconds and adding 1/8 cup of water when mixing. That was helpful as the lemon curd is really thick.
One box angel food cake mix
one jar lemon curd (sold by jelly/jam section)
Mix together and spread in a 13"x9" greased pan. Bake at 325° for 25 mins. When cool sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Easy Lemon Bars
The Professor really likes these.  I am not very fond of them and won't make this recipe again unless he requests it. The Lemon Curd was around $4.50 and the Angel Food Cake mix a little less then $2.00 so it was rather expensive to make.

Amish Sugar Cookies

Amish Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup confectioners/icing sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla (I use more and a couple drops almond too.)
4½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Combine butter, oil and sugars and mix well. Add eggs, beat one minute till well blended...add vanilla and beat well. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar and add to creamed mixture, mixing well.

Drop by small teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.
Lilac Thicket Notes:  I didn't have any almond extract so I used 1½ tsp of vanilla extract.  These cookies do not spread a lot during baking. I used an Air Bake cookie pan, I would have liked them slightly browned, I will use a different sheet next time.