Cookies & Bars

Hey, Ya’ll!

Here’s the next two recipes in my challenge, Lemon Drop Cookies and Butterscotch Peanut Bars. They are number 4 &5. I need to figure out a counter so we can all keep up together. Both recipes were very simple and didn’t take long to bake.

Lemon Drop Cookies Cooling
Lemon Drop Cookies

The Lemon drop cookies are sugar, flour, butter, egg, baking powder and some lemon drops. The lemon drops were the hardest piece as my grocery store sells a lot of candy, including sour candy, but none of it was purely lemon hard candy. I managed to find something at Walmart Neighborhood marketplace. Then the candy has to be finely crushed which was an adventure in itself. But the pic you see above was the end result and it’s very tasty. However, It is very sour and you can definitely taste the lemon, unlike some lemon recipes I’ve tried.

Butterscotch Peanut Bar
Butterscotch Peanut Bars

The Butterscotch Peanut Bars were a little harder than the cookies but still fairly simple.

Base for Butterscotch Peanut Bars
Butterscotch Peanut Bars Base

First, you make the crust, it’s just baking butter, flour and brown sugar. You bake it for 6 minutes, just long enough to set.

Butterscotch Topping
Butterscotch Topping

While the base is baking, you need to make the topping. It’s corn syrup, butterscotch chips, baking butter, and a tablespoon of water. Now, mine is a little different as I didn’t have any corn syrup. So, I looked up substitutions and figured out how to make my own. Dissolve some granulated sugar in water and boom, you have corn syrup. I dissolved the sugar, then added the butter and butterscotch and let it simmer over medium heat until the chips and butter were completely melted.

Then you take the base out, sprinkle unsalted roasted peanuts over it, pour the topping pictured above over and bake for another 12-15 minutes.

Now you have Lemon Drop Cookies and Butterscotch Cookies. This challenge is fun so far but I have no doubt it’ll get harder as we go on.

Til next time!

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