Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lemon Squares

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6 T. butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 t. salt 
1 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs
3/4 cups white sugar
2 T. all-purpose flour
3 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. lemon zest
1/4 t. baking powder

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl,whip together softened butter 30 seconds,  add 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 t. salt, beating until fluffy.  Stir in 1 c. flour. Press into the bottom of a greased 8x8 inch baking pan.
3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, add 3/4 cups sugar and 2T. flour. Whisk in lemon juice and zest and baking powder. Beat three minutes until slightly thickened. Pour over the baked crust.

Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven. Bake until bars are golden brown and center is set.  After pan has cooled, cut into uniform 2 inch squares. Sift confections sugar over squares if desired.

Tammy Mason 12/08/04