Lemon Squares

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Lemon Squares

  • Servings: 12 bars
  • Time: 2 hours
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Ingredients:

For crust

  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter

For filling

  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  1. For the crust, mix the flour, sugar, and butter with your hands until it clings together.
  2. Press into a 13×9 inch pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
  4. For the filling, beat together eggs, sugar, and lemon juice.
  5. In another bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
  6. Stir into egg mixture.
  7. Pour over baked, cooled crust.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  9. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  10. Cut into bars, and enjoy!

Oatmeal Cream Pies

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

  • Servings: 8 cream pies
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

For the cookies:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal

For the cream:

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp half and half

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fully combined
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add in oatmeal.
  4. Drop about 3 tablespoons of cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Allow cookies to sit on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to completely cool. While cookies are cooling, make cream filling.
  5. In bowl, beat butter on medium-high until extra fluffy.
  6. Turn speed to low and slowly add powdered sugar. Add in vanilla and milk, and mix until fully combined. Turn mixer back to medium-high and beat until fluffed.
  7. Pipe cream on the flat side of one cookie, then place another on top. Repeat for remaining cookies.
  8. Devour like a cookie monster!

Recipe slightly adapted from My Baking Addiction

 

 

Sweet Cinnamon Rolls

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Sweet Cinnamon Rolls

  • Servings: 12
  • Time: 45 minutes
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Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 1/3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour

For the filling:

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 5 1/3 Tbsp butter

For the icing:

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon sugar

Directions:

  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm milk in a large bowl.
  2. Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs and flour to a medium bowl and mix well.
  3. Pour the milk/yeast mixture in the bowl and, using a dough hook, mix well.
  4. Place dough into an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  5. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, until it is approximately 16 inches long and 12 inches wide (1/4 inch thick).
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  7. To make the filling, spread the butter on the dough and sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Carefully roll the dough down to the bottom edge from the long edge. Cut the roll into 12 even pieces.
  9. Place the cut rolls in the prepared pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise from other 30 minutes or until they double in size.
  10. Bake for  25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  11. While the rolls are baking make icing: mix all ingredients together and beat with a mixer until fluffy.
  12. Spread over finished rolls, and get sticky!
Recipe slightly adapted from Jo Cooks