Usually chocolate is my sweet of choice. But these lemon bars just seem like a terrific celebration of spring!
Luscious Lemon Bars
2 cubes butter, softened but still cool
2 C. flour
1/2 C. powdered sugar
Mix butter, flour and powdered sugar together until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
2 C. sugar
5 T. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest (optional)
Beat together until well mixed. Pour over top of the baked crust and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still hot. Cool, cut into squares, and serve.
Joy's Notes: These always seem to be sticky around the edges. I just cut in about 1/2 inch to make a cleaner cut if they're too sticky to cut well. This recipe cuts in half easily if you only need an 8x8 pan of lemon bars.