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Betty’s Lemon Sours (Bar Cookies) — EASTER

April 17, 2014

Betty’s Lemon Sours (Bar Cookies) — EASTER

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Betty demonstrates how to make Lemon Sours for Easter. Lemon Sours are bar cookies that are perfect for a holiday dinner or snack.

Step 1. Crust:
1 stick (½ cup) butter, softened
½ cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup self-rising flour
cooking oil spray
In a large bowl, cream butter and ½ cup brown sugar together using electric mixer on medium speed. Add 1 cup flour and mix well. Press evenly into bottom of a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch Pyrex baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 10 minutes.

Note: Have Step 2 ready when the 10 minutes of cooking the crust is over and pour immediately over top of cooked crust.

Step 2. Filling:
2 eggs
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup shopped pecans
1 cup sweetened angel flake coconut
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, beat eggs using an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Add 1 cup brown sugar and beat until combined. Add pecans and coconut, which have been tossed with 2 tablespoons flour. Stir in vanilla and salt. Spread over cooked crust and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees (F), or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Note: Have Step 3 ready when the cookies have baked and spread it over the hot cookies.

Step 3. Glaze:
1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup confectioner’s sugar (This is the same as icing sugar or powdered sugar.)
In a medium-sized bowl, beat lemon rind, lemon juice, and confectioner’s sugar using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread evenly on top of baked cookies. Cool completely and cut into bars of desired size and shape. Transfer to a nice serving plate. Enjoy! I hope you love these Lemon Sours! Love, Betty 🙂
NEW Cookbook: Betty’s Kitchen Cookbook, 2013 Recipes, (c) 2014
also available: The Betty’s Kitchen Collection, Second Edition, (c) 2013
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