California Lemon Bars

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California Lemon Bars

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1 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon flour

Blend 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/4 cup confectioners sugar as for pastry. Press into ungreased 8″ square pan. Bake in moderate oven (350) 20 minutes.

Combine eggs, sugar, baking powder, lemon juice and 2 tablespoon flour. Pour onto baked bottom layer and bake in moderate oven (350) 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack, then cut in 2-1/2″ x 1-1/4″ bars. Makes 1-1/2 dozen.


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Oatmeal Cookies

Category : Recipes

1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups oats

1 cup raisins

 

Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter and sugars on medium speed. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat. Add combined flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. mix well. Add oats and raisins. Mix. Drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes.


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Cut Out Cookies

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

decorations

 

In a mixer bowl beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add milk and vanilla; beat well. Gradually beat i flour till well mixed.

Divide dough into four parts. Wrap each part in clear plastic wrap. Chill i the refrigerator of r1 to 2 hours or till firm enough to roll out.

Remove 1 piece of dough from refrigerator and unwrap. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use floured cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place onto engrossed cookie sheet. Decorate as desired. Repeat cutting and decorating with remaining dough.

Bake in 375 oven about 8 minutes or till edges are light brown. Cool about 1 minute before removing to a wire rack; cool. Makes 36 to 48 cookies.

*If you are making jelly teacakes, use this recipe as the cookie base. Cut a hole in the center of half of the cookies. After baking, sandwich jelly of your choice between two cookies (using one with a hole for the top).


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