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Lemon Bars

Posted by Malissa Nelson on

Summer. Oh how we love thee. Three blissfully scorching-hot months of barbecues, late nights, fireworks, grilled pizzas, swimming. And, all things lemon! And most of all, these Lemon Bars.

Thick and more cakey than your traditional lemon bar, but they are by no means heavy and the brightness of the citrus will have you mixing these up again and again. 


INGREDIENTS


Lemon Bar

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Lemon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter or coconut oil (adds a delightfully interesting flavor twist) and set aside. 
  2. Zest and juice two medium lemons; set aside.
  3. Beat flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined. 
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined. 
  5. Pour the egg and lemon mixture into the flour mixture and beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. 
  6. Pour into your greased baking dish and bake for 25 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center of the bars comes out clean. 
  7. When your Lemon Bars are cooled completely, make the glaze by whisking together all three ingredients. Spread over the bars with an offset icing spatula.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

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