Buttery Lemon Squares

Ingredients

1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation

1
In a bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar at medium speed until smooth. Beat in 2 cups flour until dough is no longer crumbly. Pat into a ball.
2
Press dough evenly into a buttered and flour 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 F oven until golden, about 20 minutes.
3
Meanwhile in a food processor, or in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, whirl or beat sugar, remaining 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, grated lemon peel, lemon juice and eggs to blend. Pour onto hot crust.
4
Bake until lemon mixture is no longer runny in the center (cut to test), 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and dust with remaining 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.
5
Let cool completely in pan, then cut into 24 bars.

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About

The lemon squares can be chilled airtight for up to 2 days.

Yield:

24 bars

Added:

Friday, December 4, 2009 - 9:47am

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