Iced Lemon Shortbread Bars

Iced Lemon Shortbread Bars

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

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

bars

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.
Makes 36 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Top off these sunny citrus bars with a sprinkle of freshly grated lemon peel.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.