Sunday, August 15, 2010
Cookie Recipe #225 - Vanilla Chip Lemon Bars
This bar is a new twist on the traditional lemon bar with the addition of vanilla chips.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided, 1 cup granulated sugar, divided, 1/3 cup butter, softened, 3/4 cup vanilla chips, 1 egg (or 1/2 cup frozen egg substitute, thawed), 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, powdered sugar for sprinkling.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, stir together 1 cup of the flour and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar. With pastry blender (or clean fingers), cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture onto bottom of 9-inch square baking pan.
Bake 15 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle vanilla chips evenly over crust.
In medium bowl, stir together egg, lemon juice, lemon peel, remaining 1/4 cup flour and remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar; carefully pour over chips and crust.
Return to oven and bake 15 more minutes or until set. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack; sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Cool completely and cut into bars. Makes about 3 dozen bars.
"Hershey's Homemade", Hershey Foods Corporation, 1991.