Luscious Lemon Squares

Luscious Lemon Squares

  • 10 Minutes Prep1 Hour Total
  • 25 Servings
  • 90 Calories per Serving
Everyone loves homemade lemon squares! These refreshing sweet and lightly tart lemon squares are Betty's Best.

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix flour, butter and powdered sugar. Press in ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, building up 1/2-inch edges.
  3. Bake crust 20 minutes.
  4. Beat granulated sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice, baking powder, salt and eggs with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Cool; dust with powdered sugar. Cut into about 1 1/2-inch squares.


  • Grate only the yellow portion of the lemon; the white portion, or pith, is very bitter.
  • Rise to the occasion! Self-rising flour can be used in this recipe. (Do not omit baking powder and salt.)
  • To ensure recipe success, do not use vegetable oil spreads.
  • For a bright lemon color, add 4 to 6 drops of yellow food color with the eggs and sugar mixture.
  • One medium lemon should give you just enough peel and juice to make these refreshing bar cookies.
  • Make Lemon-Coconut Squares: Stir 1/2 cup flaked coconut into egg mixture in step 2.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%, Vitamin D 6%, Folic Acid 2%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 90 , Calories from Fat 35 , Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 80 mg, Potassium 15 mg, Total Carbohydrate 13 g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 1 g, Fruit 1 , Fat 1/2