lemon bars
Lemon Bars

adapted from the Betty Crocker Cookbook

Author: Leona Konkel
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/4 powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Mix flour, butter, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Press in an ungreased square pan, 8×8 or 9×9, building up 1/2 inch edges. Bake for 20 minutes at 350F. Remove from oven.

  2. Beat granulated sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, baking powder, salt, and eggs with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.

  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Cool in pan on wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar.