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Lemon Squares

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Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Diana Rattray
Enjoy this recipe for lemon squares, a popular bar cookie  made with a buttery shortbread cookie crust and luscious lemon topping.


  • Crust
  • 2 cups flour, 9 ounces
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for topping
  • 2 sticks butter
  • Filling
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 heaping tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • confectioners' sugar, for sprinkling


Heat the oven to 300° F.

For the crust, sift 2 cups of flour and powdered sugar together. Cut in 2 sticks of  butter until well blended. Press mixture over bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan. Bake about 25 minutes at 300° until lightly browned. 

Remove the crust from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 350° F.

For the filling, combine 2 cups granulated sugar with the 1 tablespoon of flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, lemon zest, and juice.Blend well.  Spread over the top of the baked crust. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until set.

Cool in pan on rack. Sift confectioners' sugar over the bars while still warm.

Makes about 12 servings.


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User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
the set up of the recipe, Member tamdesjar

I am annoyed at how they designed the recipe they never separated the crust from the rest of the recipe its ridiculous write the recipe properly it is a bad design.

4 out of 19 people found this helpful.

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