Saturday, 11 April 2015

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

Our Godson Lawrence, whom some of you will remember from my chocolate cake post in February last year, is a bit of a sprinkle fiend, when he comes to visit he loves a Babyccino with sprinkles.  We have a jar of dinosaur sprinkles for these occasions, however I did see some other sprinkles at the supermarket which I thought he would love.  Then I saw this post on one of my favourite blogs, Inside BrewCrew Life I saw the sprinkles first then I saw the word Lemon in the title (I love all things tart and lemony) and well here we are!
Chief Crash Test Dummy is out of action for the foreseeable future so these went to the hard working Ladies and Gentlemen at the Radiology Dept. at the Calvary Mater Hospital here in Newcastle.  These hard working individuals see hundreds of patients every day and always have a smile for each and every person, they get to know their patients and don't mind having a chat if needed.  Our thanks go to these fantastic people for all their assistance and support.
Cookie base
100 g softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
100 g softened butter
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups icing sugar
coloured sprinkles of your choice
For the base beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg and lemon juice.  The mix will look curdled but this is normal.

Mix through the sifted dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.

Press into a lined baking sheet with your fingers, I used a baking sheet 9" by 12".

Bake in 190C pre heated oven for 15 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool completely in the tray.

Mix all the frosting ingredients until light and fluffy.

Spread generously over the cooled base.

Top with your choice of sprinkles.

Add some others if you have them :) press the sprinkles gently into the icing to stop them going everywhere when picked up.

Now this cuts nicely into 24 squares, however some may think this is very sweet so you may need to cut some of the squares in half again.

See how long they last.

Junior crash test dummy went "OOOO sprinkles" and demolished a full square in no time.

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