lemon squares

Stephanie Fysh

Lemon Squares

6 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. (at least!) finely shredded lemon peel
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Powdered sugar

Beat butter until softened. Add 1/4 cup sugar and salt and beat until fluffy. Stir in 1 cup flour. Press dough onto the bottom of a greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat eggs. Add 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tbsp. flour, lemon peel, lemon juice, and baking powder. Beat about 3 minutes or till slightly thickened. Pour the lemon mixture over the baked layer.

Return to the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till edges are light golden brown and the centre is set. Cool. Sift powdered sugar over cookies. Cut into squares. Makes 16.

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