Lemon Squares/Lemon Bar Cookies

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by annbb

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!

Top Review by Margaret R.

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

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.

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