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    Lemon Squares/Lemon Bar Cookies

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    55 mins

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    40 mins

    annbb's Note:

    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!

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 24, 2010


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

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    • on March 03, 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!

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    • on August 12, 2009


      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Squares/Lemon Bar Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (40 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 151.1
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 41.6 mg
    Sodium 86.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 15.1 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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