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grandma zemke's lemon bar cookies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Sandie Vandenhouten
Little Elm, TX

This comes from a special friend who was our neighbor, when we lived in FL, with the first four of our six children; Grandma Zemke, widowed, had no grandchildren so, "adopted" ours. She was the chief cook of an exclusive camp, every summer in the Bahamas for a wealthy family. She helped me to revise the recipe to make in a 9 x 13 baking dish instead of 8". It is delicate and not overwhelmingly sweet. I celebrate my memory of Grandma Zemke.

(2 ratings)
yield 18 - 24 squares
prep time 25 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For grandma zemke's lemon bar cookies

  • `1 c
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour (can use gluten free flour with 1/2 tsp xanthan gum)
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c

How To Make grandma zemke's lemon bar cookies

  • 1
    Combine crust ingredients; Press into 9 x 13 x 2" baking pan Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • 2
    While crust is baking, mix filling ingredients; Pour mixture over crust and bake 20 minutes more or until light golden brown.
  • 3
    Sprinkle with powdered sugar; Cut into squares or bars.