Easy Baking with Refrigerated Dough

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I received this book among others from Tami at Cook & Beals, a third generation company that manufactures honey extracting equipment.  It has been serving the honey industry since 1959 and is the name known to beekeepers everywhere.  Along with more cookbooks, Tami sent booklets about the company and even some great honey recipes.

Here are some other books sent by Tami, who is also a Field Editor for Taste of Home.

Since it is Spring, I wanted to find a bright and cheery lemon recipe and decided on the ever-popular lemon bars. The crust is refrigerated sugar cookie dough making the crust a snap to prepare.  They are easy and delicious to make.

Look at the beautiful yellows!

The book is filled with ideas for appetizers, sandwiches, pizza, casseroles, pies, pastries, cookies, and bars.  If you are a fan of refrigerated doughs that help cut down on time and effort, you will love this cookbook.  There are also gluten-free offerings.

Thank you, Tami, for all the cookbooks and the all-important products you and your family supply to beekeepers everywhere!


So-Easy Lemon Bars
  • 1 roll Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons grated lemon peel (about 2 lemons)
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In ungreased 13-by-9-inch baking pan, break up cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust., Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs with a whisk until blended. Beat in granulated sugar, flour, and butter until well-blended, Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice. Pour mixture over warm crust.
  3. Bake 20 to 30 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. With a knife dipped in hot water, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Makes 36 bars.


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4 Responses to Easy Baking with Refrigerated Dough

  1. April 16, 2021 at 4:57 pm #

    They look so delicious! I love lemon bars. I might have to make some!! That does sound easy with the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough but I do love the butter in the homemade butter cookie crust.

    • April 18, 2021 at 7:43 am #

      I agree, Kim, the homemade butter crust is my preference too. This ie just a shortcut.

  2. April 29, 2021 at 7:47 am #

    I enjoyed hearing about this assortment of cookbooks. I also enjoy your plating and photography, Debbie. They look great! Lemon bars really say “spring”, don’t they?

    • May 2, 2021 at 1:27 pm #

      Yellow always feels like Spring! It reminds me of the dozens and dozens of daffodils my mom planted at my childhood home.

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