The classic Lemony Lemon Squares are an American favorite bar cookie that is sold in eateries, bakeries and made at home around the country.  They’re luscious, tangy and sweet with a delightful lemon zing.

Lemony Lemon Squares
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Cut these into square bars and enjoy with a warm cup of tea. While the kiddies love these, their flavor is just wonderful for adults.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/4 Cup, plus extra for dusting confectioners' sugar
  • a pinch salt
  • 4 ounces cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/4 Cup sugar, granulated
  • 1/4 Cup flour, all purpose
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 2/3 Cup lemon juice
  1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, overlapping the sides with extra foil.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together flour, 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and salt. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
  4. For the filling, whisk together sugar and flour. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Stir in lemon zest and juice. Pour the filling into the still-warm crust; bake 20-25 minutes or until the filling has set in the center and no longer jiggles. Cool completely.
  5. Lift the foil liner out of the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares. Before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar.



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