Luscious Lemon Squares

Luscious Lemon Squares

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

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

25

squares

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 350ºF.
  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.
Makes 25 squares
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
Grate only the yellow portion of the lemon; the white portion, or pith, is very bitter.
Substitution
Rise to the occasion! Self-rising flour can be used in this recipe. (Do not omit baking powder and salt.)
Success
To ensure recipe success, do not use vegetable oil spreads.
How-To
For a bright lemon color, add 4 to 6 drops of yellow food color with the eggs and sugar mixture.
Purchasing
One medium lemon should give you just enough peel and juice to make these refreshing bar cookies.
Variation
Make Lemon-Coconut Squares: Stir 1/2 cup flaked coconut into egg mixture in step 2.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 35 ),
  • Total Fat 4 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 15 mg;
  • Sodium 80 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.