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Meyer Lemon & Thyme Cookie Bars

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2008-07-25 Desserts
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Meyer lemons and thyme add a unique flavor to these bars. Save time by using sugar cookie mix.

  • Servings: 12 3x 3.25 inch bars

Ingredients:

Base:
1
17.5-oz Sugar Cookie Mix
½ cup Melted Butter
¼ cup All Purpose Flour
1 Egg
1 tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves, minced
Filling:
1½ cups Sugar
4 Eggs
1 tsp Finely Shredded Meyer Lemon Peel
¾ cup Meyer Lemon Juice
1 Teaaspoon Pure Vanilla
⅓ cup All Purpose Flour
½ tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves, minced
Powdered Sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In large bowl, combine all base ingredients. Press into prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. Set aside. In same large bowl, beat sugar and eggs till creamy. Stir in remaining filling ingredients. Pour over baked base. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Cut into bars. Dust with powdered sugar.

Helpful Tips:

Meyer lemons and thyme are a perfect flavor combination. Try to find Meyer lemons...they have a distinct flavor and are easy to find. Ask your produce manager to stock them if you can't find them.