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Iced Lemon Shortbread Bars

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Iced Lemon Shortbread Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 36
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Buttery, rich shortbread bursts with a twist of lemon flavor.
Updated Jan 22, 2020

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Top off these sunny citrus bars with a sprinkle of freshly grated lemon peel.

Nutrition

120 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 18g Total Carbohydrate, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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