Sunny Lemon Bars

Who would have guessed a pouch of sugar cookie mix got these bars off to a deliciously sweet start?

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Crust

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine (1 stick), softened

Filling

4
eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)

Topping

2
tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, press mixture evenly. Bake about 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in same large bowl, stir together filling ingredients except lemon juice. Stir in lemon juice. Pour mixture over warm crust.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

After dusting with powdered sugar, sprinkle with a little colored sugar for a festive touch.

Flour hands or place a plastic sandwich bag over hand when pressing crust in pan.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 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 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.