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Monday, April 21, 2014

Lemon Bars From A Cookie Mix





    I love taking recipes and making them different. My son wanted me to make him some lemon bars for Easter. I found a great recipe for them online but realized I wanted to make the crust different. I have about 25 packages of cookie mix in my stockpile that I got on clearance from Christmas, so I thought why not make the lemon crust bar out of a sugar cookie mix. My son was hesitant to let me do that but I told him it would taste great. I was right. The sugar cookie mix made a wonderful crust for the lemon bars and it was so simple to make that I will be making lemon bars more often. This recipe is a great way to use a sugar cookie mix.

Sugar Cookie Mix Lemon Bars

For the crust
1 pouch (1 lb.1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter,softened
1 egg

For the filling
6 large eggs 
2 1/2 cups  sugar
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup flour

Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9 by 13 pan

Stir cookie mix, butter, and egg in bowl until soft dough forms.  Press the cookie dough mix in the pan, going up the sides half way. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned and let cool. Leave the oven on for the next step.
For the lemon layer, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or about five minutes beyond the point where the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature. Cut into squares and dust with confectioners’ sugar















20 comments:

  1. Oh wow...I never thought of using a sugar cookie mix in this way. Lemon is a good flavor for the spring and summertime.

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  2. This is good.. i love lemon cookies! we have a bunch from the holidays!

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  3. Yum!! I love all things lemon flavored, so i am going to try this!

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  4. I love lemon bars! I never thought of using a mix!

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  5. WOW They Look So Yummy For My Tummy Thank You!

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  6. What a great idea...and they sound yummy!

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  7. Oh wow - I'm saving this one!! Easy to do and looks great! YUM!!! ...hmmm...do I have cookie mix in the cupboard....:/

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  8. These look delicious. I have a 5 year old who LOVES anything lemon!

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  9. That looks so good and easy to do. I love lemon bars.

    Michelle F.

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  10. I LOVE lemon! I have been wanting to try my hand at making lemon bars. I will be trying your recipe very soon.

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  11. And since my last name is Lemon and my husband loves anything that has to do with lemon, especially cookies and bars, I'll have to give these a try!

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  12. I LOVE lemon Bars. Thank you for the great recipe. I like tha tyou repurposed the sugar cookie mix from your stock pile.

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  13. I absolutely love lemon bars but never thought of using a sugar cookie mix. Thanks for the great recipe, I'm gonna give it a try!

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  14. These look super delicious and perfect for summer!!

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  15. I love lemon bars and will have to try them!

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  16. I love short cut recipes like these. have to try these.

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  17. Yum! We love lemon anything in our house!

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  18. Lemon is one of our favorite summer flavors.

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  19. Yum, I love lemon everything - will definitely be trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing at How To Tuesday!

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  20. I love lemon bars. Will definitely have to try making them with the cookie mix sometime soon. Sounds delicious.

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