Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is the best! Even people who don't like lemon like these. They melt in your mouth. I don't remember where I got the recipe, but I have been making there or 30 years. I want to post here so that they live on forever.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter, flour and powdered sugar n bowl, mix until crumbly.
  2. Press into ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  3. Bake 350°F - 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Cool in pan on rack.
  5. Combine sugar, 2 tbsp flour & baking powder in bowl.
  6. Add eggs, lemon juice & rind. Mix well.
  7. Pour evenly over baked, cooled crust.
  8. Bake 350°F for 25 minutes.
  9. Top will puff-up while baking but will fall when cooling.
  10. Cool in pan on rack & cut into 2-inch squares.
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  12. Makes 16.


Most Helpful

This recipe is the best lemon bar recipe I have found. I love these things. The first time I made them, they came out perfect. I used my kitchen aid mixer to mix the crust and the 1/2 cup of butter was melted. The second time I made these, I just softened the butter and used a wooden spoon to mix the crust instead of the mixer. The crust part turned into a cake batter, so I would suggest melting the 1/2 cup of butter and use your mixer. They still turned out good though. I also had to bake the crust in my oven for 10-13 min for it to even turn slightly golden brown. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe

heather_werner February 18, 2009

My children loved these but i prefer more lemony taste. It tasted more of a shortbread cookie with a hint of lemon topping.

chel:o) December 06, 2008

This recipe is a dream! I doubled it and made two pans for a Christmas cookie exchange. I used whole wheat flour and the juice and zest of 2 meyer lemons. Talk about mouth watering! Thank you for sharing this treasure!

lmg33 December 01, 2008

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