Buttery Lemon Bars


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • powdered sugar


  • Beat butter and the 1/2 cup powdered sugar until creamy; beat in 2 cups of the flour, blending thoroughly. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of a well-greased 9x13" baking pan. Bake in a 350F oven for 20 minutes.
  • In another bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until mixture is thick and lemon colored. Add peel, juice, remaining 1/3 cup flour and baking powder; beat until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour lemon mixture over baked crust and return to oven; bake for 15-20 minutes or until topping is pale golden. Place on a rack to cool; while still warm, soft powdered sugar lightly over top. To serve, cut into bars about 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" . Store airtight.


  • SERVINGS: 20
  • SOURCE: Sunset Cookies