Monday, May 11, 2009

Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are one of my favorite kinds of cookies. This recipe is from Theresa (in fact I stole it straight from her blog) and they are the perfect blend of tart and sweet and are so good with hot or iced tea!

2 cups flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup soft butter
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tea. baking powder
1/4 cup flour
3/4 to 1 cup fresh lemon juice (3-5 lemons depending on their size)
2 T. lemon zest(or however much 1 or 2 lemons will make, depending on taste.)

Preheat oven to 315 degrees F. Mix flour and powdered sugar together, add butter. Press into pan. Prick with fork. Bake at 315 degrees for 15-18 minutes until crust is slightly brown... a little tiny bit golden. You're gonna bake it some more so don't over do it.

Now make the filling. Mix eggs, sugar, baking powder, flour, lemon juice, and zest. Pour on top of crust. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees. DON'T FORGET THIS! Bake for 20 minutes.

You might want to tent them with foil if they're getting too brown. Let cool completely and dust with powdered sugar. Eat and enjoy.

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