Submitted by: Donna Dastoli (Proforma Marketing Agency)
A bit of history...
Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. We have a huge Meyer lemon tree in our yard and we love making lemon bars with these. My husband went to pastry school and started making this recipe about 20 years ago. It's always a hit - and very easy to make.
8 oz butter, softened
2 oz powdered sugar
14 oz granulated sugar
1 TB lemon zest
8 TB lemon juice
Powdered Sugar for sprinkling on top after baking
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butter a 9" x 13" pan
Cream the butter and powered sugar together until smooth, but not fluffy
Beat the eggs until light
Add the granulated sugar, beating until the mixture is thick and lemony Mix in flour, blending lightly, but thoroughly
Add the zest, juice and baking powder
Pat the mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking pan
Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust is lightly browned and firm.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until no imprint remains when touched lightly in the center
Cool in the pan, but while hot, sift the powdered sugar over the top
Refrigerate for four hours or overnight before cutting
Cut the chilled cookies into bars
COCONUT SESAME COOKIES
Submitted by Gretchen Nielsen (The Vernon Company)
This recipe has been in my family for 25 years - it's an amazing cookie very addicting and we only make it during the holidays. My mom found the recipe and now my sister and I make if every year.
4 Cubes Butter
1.5 Cups White Sugar
3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sesame Seeds
2 Cups Shredded Coconut (Unsweetened)
1/2 C Almonds, finally chopped
Cream butter and sugar - beat until fluffy, slowly add flour, mix until just combined.
Add seeds, almonds and coconut, mix
Divide into thirds and wrap in wax or parchment paper into the shape of logs - chill until firm
slice 1/4" thick and place on cookie sheet
Cook in 300 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes.
It's ok to freeze dough for later