Lemon Bars



This is Super Bowl Sunday and I was asked to bring something sweet to the party. I thought about making football shaped sugar cookies or some clever sports themed cake but vetoed both for lemon bars and chocolate chip cookies. I have had this lemon bar recipe for ages and am not sure where I first got it. Simple to make. Very rich. Very sweet.

Preheat oven to 325.

Ingredients for the crust:

2 cups flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup melted butter

Ingredients for the filling:

4 T fresh squeezed lemon juice

4 eggs beaten

2 cups granulated sugar

4 T flour


Whisk together the flour and powdered sugar.


Add the melted butter and stir until combined. Put the crust into an ungreased 9×13 pan and, using your fingers, pat the crust down evenly. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.


While the crust is baking prepare the lemon mixture. Whisk the flour and sugar together. Whisk the eggs well.


Squeeze the lemons. Mine were particularly juicy and I got more than 4 T from one lemon.


Once the crust is baked increase the oven temperature to 350. Whisk together the lemon juice, eggs, and flour/sugar mixture. Pour over crust and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.


Put the pan on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.  Cut into bars and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Enjoy!  I’m thinking they’re yummier than football shaped sugar cookies.

My contribution to the last football Sunday of the season.


(You can find the recipe for the chocolate chip cookies in an earlier post.)

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