Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Betty says hello!

I have a close personal friend, her name is Betty Crocker. Betty and I go way back, and I mean way back, back to the days when I was learning to cook.
Now, Betty's a lot older than me, but somehow she never seems to age or gain an ounce, from the delectable foods she manages to help me put on my table. I, on the other hand, have not been so lucky. I am definitely showing my age and I am working on the weight issue. (Hello Curves!)
But she's always there when I need something special for my family, whether it's a casserole, a cake, a cooking lesson, or cookies.
Today she shares a very special recipe for the lemon lovers amongst us.

Lemon Creme Bars

1/2 cup cold butter
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1 egg
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice

#Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
In large bowl, cut butter into cookie mix, using fork or pastry blender. Stir in egg until mixture is crumbly. Press half of cookie mixture into bottom of pan; bake 15 minutes.
In small bowl, stir condensed milk, lemon peel and lemon juice until thick. Spread over baked crust. Crumble remaining cookie mixture over top.

Bake about 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown.

Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 5 rows.

Store covered in refrigerator. (if there's any left)

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375°F.

I can already hear you smackin' those lips.

Thank you Betty!


1 comment:

cityfarmer said...

hey girl, I know Betty, too.