Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lemon Squares

I had the most horrible lemon square from a cookie exchange this week, so I had to post this recipe. I got it from my Mom-in-law.

2 sticks butter, softened
2 C flour
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 t salt
4 large eggs, room temp
2 C sugar
1 T lemon zest
1/2 C fresh lemon juice
1/4 C flour
1 t baking powder
1 C powdered sugar
2-3 T lemon juice

Heat oven to 350. Line a 9*13 pan with parchment or nonstick foil, letting the edges extend above the pan for easy removal of squares.

Crust: Beat ingredients until well blended. Mixture will be crumbly (I use a food processor). Press into the bottom of the pan. Bake 20-30 minutes or until light golden. Leave the oven on.

Filling: Combine all ingredients. Pour over hot crust. Bake 25-30 minutes until top is golden and topping has set.

Glaze: Combine sugar and enough juice for desired consistency; drizzle over the bars. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

boy, those look so good, and hey, if you ever need lemons I have a lemon tree!