A great bar cookie with a butter cookie crust and a lemon filling.

Jandl
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Mix flour, butter and powdered sugar thoroughly. Press evenly into an ungreased 8 x 8 x 2 inch or 9 x 9 x 2 inch square pan. Make a little rim up the edges to hold in the filling. A quarter inch or so will do it. Bake 20 minutes.

  • Beat remaining ingredients about 3 minutes of until light and fluffy. Pour over the hot crust, spreading it out evenly.

  • Bake about 25 minutes longer or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in the center. Remove from oven, sprinkle the extra powdered sugar on the top, if you like. Cool, cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

154.3 calories; 1.7 g protein; 23.1 g carbohydrates; 38.5 mg cholesterol; 116.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
I am the queen of lemon square. I make them about once a week! for perfect lemon squares: 1. mix the flour and cold butter with your hands. once that is done add the p.sugar. I use a 9x9 pan. 2. only bake the crust for 15 minutes. 3. when making the filling I always add lemon zest. I use most of the lemon. I let my nose tell me it's enough. then I add all the juice form the lemon. 4. after I poor the filling into to hot crust i bake it for 20 more minutes. they come out PERFECT every time. even my friends that don't like sweets love these. they are so fast to make and i always have everything on hand. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe was awful. The crust was way to thick for the pan. The top of the lemon squares turned dark brown while cooking. This is definately not the recipe that my mother and I used to make! Read More
(11)
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
I am the queen of lemon square. I make them about once a week! for perfect lemon squares: 1. mix the flour and cold butter with your hands. once that is done add the p.sugar. I use a 9x9 pan. 2. only bake the crust for 15 minutes. 3. when making the filling I always add lemon zest. I use most of the lemon. I let my nose tell me it's enough. then I add all the juice form the lemon. 4. after I poor the filling into to hot crust i bake it for 20 more minutes. they come out PERFECT every time. even my friends that don't like sweets love these. they are so fast to make and i always have everything on hand. Read More
(61)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2002
yummy buttery cookie crust...I added another Tlbs of lemon juice to the filling...delicious! Exactly the lemon bar recipe I was looking for! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
I made these for a bake sale at my child's school and was asked for the recipe by at least 6 of the teachers! It's easy and delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This recipe was awful. The crust was way to thick for the pan. The top of the lemon squares turned dark brown while cooking. This is definately not the recipe that my mother and I used to make! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2009
This recipe was easy to follow and tasted pretty good when it was finished. The only problem I had was it never really cooked it was like a liquidy gel in the middle it never solidified and became cake like. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2009
This recipe was really easy... BUT it's not very lemony! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2002
I have made these lemon squares for my family and they just love ithem. They are always asking for more when I bake them. I would defimitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great treat of summer or anytime. Robin Murray Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
Delicious! My whole family loved these squares. I also added another tbsp of lemon juice and a bit more sugar too. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
this is the only lemon square recipe my family likes Read More
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