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Lemon Squares

No recipe image available.With a tender shortbread crust and tangy lemon topping, these bars are a welcome treat any time of the year.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
6 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium bowl cream together flour, butter and powdered sugar and press into a 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder and salt.
  4. Pour over the warm baked crust then return to the oven and continue baking for 20 minutes.
  5. Cool completely and sprinkle with extra powdered sugar, if desired.

Makes 24 squares.