LUSCIOUS LEMON SQUARES

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10 min Prep
60 min Total
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25 Servings

Everyone loves homemade lemon squares! These refreshing sweet and lightly tart lemon squares are Betty's Best.


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, if desired
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Powdered sugar
Preparation
  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.
Tips
  • 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.