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Lemon Brownies

Rated as 3.82 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

53 m servings 154 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Whisk confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, vanilla extract, and lemon zest (to taste) together in a bowl until smooth; spread over brownies.

Footnotes

  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 154 calories; 6.8 g fat; 22.3 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 69 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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These are nice and lemony. I used kosher salt rather than sea salt, and I had to use a 9" pan rather than an 8". I found that the glaze was too runny, whether it was my doing or the fact tha...

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These are okay. Definitely you can add more lemon if you like things zesty. I'd like to make again, but maybe use only two eggs, as I found them to be really eggy. I didn't follow measurements t...

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These are okay. Definitely you can add more lemon if you like things zesty. I'd like to make again, but maybe use only two eggs, as I found them to be really eggy. I didn't follow measurements t...

These are nice and lemony. I used kosher salt rather than sea salt, and I had to use a 9" pan rather than an 8". I found that the glaze was too runny, whether it was my doing or the fact tha...

If you want more lemony taste and want to avoid a runny frosting, use True Lemon...it worked perfectly! I also use True Lemon for my iced tea at restaurants, since most restaurants don't wash t...

These have a nice tender crumb, very good. I made this recipe with Meyer lemons and the flavor is spectacular. The only changes I made was to use 2 eggs instead of 3 (some reviews said it was...

Made recipe exactly as written. Tasted like a sweet lemon omelet.

I loved these! They are very lemony! My icing was very runny so I sliced the brownies and then poured the icing on. The icing went into the cracks and absorbed into the brownies. I then put powd...

I really liked these, and will definitely make them again. I like my desserts sweet, and these were definitely sweet. However, I made them with vanilla and powdered sugar icing(no lemon), and I'...

We LOVED this!

Great recipe! It was a hit with my kids. I only changed the glazed, I only used 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 cup of confectioners sugar, lemon zest and 1 tbsp of milk. It was perfect! Next time I'll...