I used to think that making lemon bars must be hard and complicated. When I first made them using this recipe, I was surprised at how easy they were to make! No more boxed mixes for me!


1 cup butter, softened

½ cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 ½ cups sugar

¼ cup flour

4 eggs

2 lemons, juiced

Powdered sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In medium bowl, blend together butter, 2 cups. Flour and ½ cup sugar.  Press into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm and golden.

In another bowl, whisk together 1 ½ cups sugar and ¼ cup flour.  Add eggs and lemon juice and whisk till well blended.  Pour over baked cookie crust.

Bake for 20 more minutes.

Let cool completely before cutting into squares.  Top with powdered sugar for decoration.