LEMON BARS (The grab them fast or too bad for you bars)

Carol L.

By
@Gr8Granny27

For the past 20 years, this has been my GO TO recipe when hit by the lemon urge. The recipe comes from my ALL TIME FAVORITE RECIPES ( Better Homes & Gardens)cookbook.
The first time I made them was as a treat for my husband and daughter who were going to be out into the wee hours running their paper route. They smelled sooo good while baking; but I went to bed without eating one. Too bad for me! Pan was empty when I got up! Live and learn.

*** This looks just like my bars, but the photo is from the internet.


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Serves:

20 bars, but hardly that many people, as you can't eat just one!

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
sifted powdered sugar
1/2 c
butter or margarine (i use butter)
2
eggs
3/4 c
white sugar
1/2 tsp
finely shredded lemon peel
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
baking powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Set oven @ 350 degrees.Stir together 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup powdered sugar; cut in the butter till mixture clings together. Pat into ungreased 8x8x2" pan. Bake 10-12 minutes.
2
In mixer bowl, beat eggs; add white sugar, lemon peel and juice. Beat till slightly thick and smooth, 8- 10 minutes. Stir 2 tbsp flour and baking powder together, and add to egg mixture. Blend just till moistened. Pour over baked layer. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Sift more powdered sugar over top. Cooll, cut into bars. Then get out of the way so you don't get run over!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #lemon, #bar, #bars