Lemon Squares/Lemon Bar Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Wonderful bar-like cookies that form a crunchy layer on the bottom and a chewy layer on top. They are delicious! They were originally called "Lemon Cheese Squares" tho I can't fathom why considering the fact that there's no cheese in the recipe! I found this in the cookbook "Private Collections: A Culinary Treasure". Miss Hortense Reit is the recipe's author. If you like lemon, you'll LOVE this! Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend the butter, flour, powdered sugar and lemon peel.
  2. Spread in a 9 X 9 inch UNGREASED pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Combine the rest of the ingredients, (not the powdered sugar), and pour over the baked mixture.
  5. Bake an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle powdered sugar of the top when out of the oven.
  7. Loosen the sides with the sharp point of a knife.
  8. Let the cake cool and then cut it into squares.
  9. These can be refrigerated, but should be removed about 1/2 hour before serving to bring to room temperature.
Most Helpful

The crust is too flour-y and thick. Good gelatin, but would be better if a sugar cookie crust was used.

Margaret R. May 24, 2010

My husband loves Lemon Squares and a friend of mine makes the best we have ever had....until today! These rock! I followed the direction to the letter and they came out absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

JRMDOLPHIN March 03, 2010

Really good lemon bars. The best part to me was the crust: it didn't crumble apart very much like other recipes I've tried. My sons and I made these together, and we all loved them.

oranjapeel August 12, 2009