Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Bars

Meyer Lemon Rosemary Bars | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

I think of these as adult cookies. Not that children will not like them, but the flavor is one to have with a cup of coffee or tea, not Kool-Aid. Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Bars are citrusy, floral and herbal, buttery rich and sweet cookies.

Once again, I begin with Master Cookie Dough, that ultra versatile butter cookie that seems to lend itself to so many variations. Cinnamon sugar, Nutella, coconut and chocolate, peppermint. It truly is the one cookie dough to have handy in the freezer should you need to whip up a couple dozen cookies on the fly.

 

 

Meyer Lemon Rosemary Bars | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

Recipe: Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Master Cookie Dough
  • 1 teaspoon fine Meyer lemon zest (preferably with a microplane zester)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350° F. Line a 9 X 9 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving the edges long so they can be used to pick up the baked bar.
  2. In a small bowl, using clean hands knead the lemon zest and rosemary into the cookie dough.
  3. Press the cookie dough evenly into the bottom of the baking pan.
  4. Bake the cookie bar for 13 – 15 minutes, until baked through and light golden brown on top.
  5. Grasping the parchment, carefully lift the bar out of the pan and place onto a cooling rack.
  6. Let the cookie bar cool completely.
  7. When cooled, remove the parchment and trim the edges from the bar.
  8. Cut the bar in into 1 inch strips, then cut each strip in half, forming a rectangular bar.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Copyright © Cheryl D Lee.

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Meyer Lemon Rosemary Bars | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

 

 

Nutella Bites

Nutella Bites | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

Master Cookie Dough is so fun to play with. Add a pinch of this, a dollop of that, roll the dough in this, fill it with that! One dough that can cover all your holiday cookie needs.

These Nutella Bites are the latest one made with Master Cookie Dough. If there is a Nutella loving nut in your house, these cookies will be gone practically before you have a chance to take them off the baking sheet!

 

 

Nutella Bites | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Recipe: Nutella Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Master Cookie Dough
  • Nutella Hazelnut Spread
  • Powered sugar for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using clean hands, roll a ping pong ball sized piece of cookie dough.
  3. Make an indentation with your finger, pinching the sides of the dough slightly to widen the hole.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon of Nutella into the indentation.
  5. Place the cookie onto a baking sheet, pressing down gently to flatten the bottom of the cookie.
  6. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  7. Bake the cookies for about 12 – 15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
  8. Cool the cookies completely on a rack.
  9. If desired, sift powdered sugar over the top of the cooled cookies.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Copyright © Cheryl D Lee.

 

Go here for the Master Cookie Dough recipe.

Go here for a roundup of all the cookies made so far with the Master Cookie Dough.

 

 

Nutella Bites | Black Girl Chef's Whites

The Master Cookie Dough Chronicles

 

 

That rather monotone, drab looking bowl of dough is somewhat like Clark Kent.  Boring and nice Clark, suddenly transformed himself into Superman when danger was afoot! He saved the world, he got the girl, he was awesome!

All right, my Master Cookie Dough will not save the world. But it may get you a girlfriend or boyfriend if you  bake  for them! And it really is awesome!

Every holiday season for the past few years I have been making an assortment of cookies using this dough. I thought a round up of all the published recipes would be an easy way for you to plan your holiday baking! Because of course you need to make this awesome dough that could get you a mate! I make no promises about getting you a mate, but it might!

 

Chocolate Chip – Coconut Bars

 

Chocolate Chip - Coconut Bar | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites

 

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

 

Crispy Sugar Cookies

 

Crispy Sugar Cookies | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

 

 

Cinnamon Sugar Crisps

 

 

 

Peppermint Kisses

 

 

Peppermint Kisses

 

 

Candy Cane Cookies

 

Candy Cane Cookies

 

And last but not least, my favorite Christmas Cookies Decorated by Kindergarteners

 

Christmas Cookies by 5 Year Old Kids | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

I’ll be posting new cookies in the coming weeks, including one made with Nutella.

 

 

 

Peach Pie Cookie Bars

Peach Pie Cookie Bars | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Rich and gooey, crunchy and sweet.  That is how I describe this Peach Pie Cookie Bar.

My blogging buddy and friend Kelly over at Evil Shenanigans asked me to create a dish that was perfect for Summer picnics and pot-lucks using Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Filling. In fact, there are a bunch of us bloggers making recipes, so make sure to go to Twitter and look for the #LuckyLeafLuckyMe hashtag.

I decided to use my Master Cookie Dough as the base for the pie filling.  Although I used the peach filling for this cookie, it is just as delicious using other flavors of the filling. I made a cherry pie cookie bar which I managed to destroy while taking it out of the pan, but it sure was tasty!  It may not have been photo ready, but my tummy was ready for it.

 

Peach Pie Cookie Bars | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Recipe: Peach Pie Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Master Cookie Dough
  • 1 can (21 ounces) Lucky Leaf Premium Peach Pie Filling
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350º F.
  2. Coat a 9X9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Evenly press the cookie dough into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Pour the pie filling over the dough, spreading it as needed.
  5. Sprinkle the white chocolate chips over the pie filling.
  6. Pour the condensed milk over the top, making sure to cover all the ingredients.
  7. Cover the pan tightly with foil.
  8. Bake the cookie bar for 40 minutes, then remove the foil.
  9. Bake an additional 25-35 minutes, or until the filling is set and the top browned.
  10. Let the cookie bar cool in the pan on a rack.
  11. Carefully loosen the cookie bar around the edges, then place a plate or cutting board over the pan.
  12. Invert the cookie onto the plate, then place another plate on top and invert it again, so the top of the cookie is up.
  13. Cut the cookie bar into 16 pieces.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Copyright © Cheryl D Lee.

Christmas Cookie Masterpieces!

Yes, they are masterpieces! Created by five and six year old artists in my daughter’s kindergarten class with nothing more than food coloring pens and crispy, Christmas shaped cookies made from the Master Cookie Dough.

This isn’t a new recipe using the master cookie dough. I just wanted to share these delightful creations that brought a smile to my face, and I hope they bring a smile to yours.

You will notice that some of the cookies are missing bits and pieces, such as angel without a wing or stars with only four points. That is because they were eaten. The cookies bake up very crisp, and as the children decorated them, they became a little over zealous and pressed down too hard, which would break the cookie. I told them if they broke off a piece they could eat it, and continue to decorate. But then, they breakage started to accelerate! Wait a minute. . . did these kids think I was born yesterday! They weren’t going to have any cookies left to decorate! I quickly put a stop to all the cookie breaking and eating, and the decorating continued smoothly, or as smoothly as it can with a bunch of five and six year old kids.