Iced Lemon Shortbread Bars

Buttery, rich shortbread bursts with a twist of lemon flavor.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Bars

3/4
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, slightly softened
2
tablespoons grated lemon peel
1/4
cup lemon juice
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon salt

Lemon Icing

2
cups powdered sugar
2
teaspoons light corn syrup
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
3
to 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 300°F). Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup powdered sugar, the granulated sugar and butter with electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon peel and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Stir in flour, cornstarch and salt. Press dough in pan with floured fingers.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir all Lemon Icing ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread cooled bars with Lemon Icing; let stand 15 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

Top off these sunny citrus bars with a sprinkle of freshly grated lemon peel.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.