Lemon Squares

These small nuggets of goodness give your mouth a burst of freshness when your taste buds are starting to complain about all the chocolate you have been eating. There are many recipes for Lemon Squares, but I think you will find this recipe simple and tasty.

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Lemon Squares


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • Powdered sugar


Mix together butter, 1/4 cup sugar and flour for the crust. Press on bottom of an 8 x 8 or 7 x 11 pan and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.

Mix all Filling ingredients together and pour over crust while it is hot and bake the Lemon Squares for an additional 20 minutes. Cool on a rack. Sprinkle with the powdered sugar Topping. Cut into small squares and serve.

There are many variations of recipes for all cookies, and Lemon Squares or Lemon Bars are not different. I tasted a frosted Lemon Square over the holidays, and it was just as interesting a taste as this recipe. But, I think you will find this recipe as an excellent starting point for any variations you might want to make.

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