January 21, 2012

Lemon Bars and Peanut Butter Cookies

After my amazing flop (see here) I decided to try something else for the bridal shower I was attending. In semi-panic I found two new recipes to try, both from allrecipes.com. I made sure to read over all the ingredients and purchase anything that I would need before hand. I have found myself going back to the grocery too many times once I start a recipe so I am slowly learning from my mistakes!

The first recipe I tried was called the Best Lemon Bars recipe. This called for the juice from two fresh lemons so I bought a reamer and lemons for the first time. The rest was so simple: a butter, sugar, and flour crust with a sugar, flour, and lemon filling. These tasted great and looked amazing!

Once baked I moved on to my second recipe: Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever. Again, another super simple recipe. Some turned out crispier than others, but once I get the baking time right on these I think these will be great. I am still not a huge fan of peanut butter cookies, however, my Domestic Goddess mentor, Liz Boone, did mention that sometimes it's great to make something you don't like because you won't be tempted to eat too much of it!

The best part about baking both these recipes for the shower was the prep time just before leaving the house. I, of course, baked all morning and rushed to get ready but the lemon bars were not yet cut and plated. So as I turbo charged through putting on my make-up my mom and grandma so politely prepared the bars and plated them for me. It was oh so very kind of them!

Thank you, Mom and Grandma, for helping this little unprepared baker!


  1. thank you for sharing them with us and for Krysta's shower. They were pretty much awesome. I love your baking site and wish I could try all your food. I would be a good taste tester...

  2. glad to help! Gram was a little perklemped, I do believe, LOL, ~m