Lemon Love Notes
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 rind lemon Grate the rind of half a lemon if you want it to have a stronger lemon flavor
- For the crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar. Add flour, mixing until combined. Spread in a 9×13-inch pan and bake 15 to 20 minutes, just until very light brown.
- For the lemon filling: While crust is baking, stir together the sugar and baking powder. Whisk in the eggs to combine. Then add lemon juice (and optional rind). Mix well and pour over hot crust when it comes out of the oven. Bake an additional 18 to 22minutes, or until the center is set. Tip: To see if the bars have finished baking, jiggle the pan. The filling should jiggle like firm jello. If it doesn’t, then the bars could be overcooked. If it jiggles too much, the bars will not hold together when you cut them.
- Remove from oven and cool an hour before sprinkling with sifted powdered sugar and cutting into bars.