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I have never been a huge fan of lemon....until now. These are always a favorite at the never ending potluck going on in the emergency room I work in. I have been wanting to post these for the last year. I hope you enjoy them too.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
23 mins
15 mins
53 mins
16 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

  • Beat flour, white sugar, butter, and sea salt together in a bowl using an electric mixer until well mixed. Whisk eggs, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon lemon zest together in a separate bowl; mix into flour mixture and beat on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 23 to 25 minutes. Cool until bottom of dish is warm to the touch.

  • Whisk confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, vanilla extract, and lemon zest (to taste) together in a bowl until smooth; spread over brownies.

Cook's Notes:

These are fun cut into bite-sized squares. Be sure not to bake too long, they can turn out dry. They are already more cake-like that a traditional brownie.

I use the juice from the lemons I zested, but it's never enough so I also use the plastic squeezie lemon.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 22.3g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 50.1mg; sodium 69.2mg. Full Nutrition