Lovely Lemon Bar Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by QueenBee49444

While on vacation this summer I enjoyed the book "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke. Not only was the plot a fun read but the author interspersed some good recipes throughout the book. This is one of the recipes. I want to forward the book to my Zaar Used Media Swap partner today and I am posting the recipe here so I can try it later. The author did not indicate the serving size, prep time, etc. so I am guessing. I will update after I make the recipe. Prep time does not include cooling time.

Top Review by C Harris

I have made Lemon Bars for years, and this is closest to my old recipe. Thanks for adding it QueenBee49444. The only changes I made were to add the zest of one lemon and 1 teaspoon of Lemon extract to the lemon mixture. Wonderful recipe! Thanks again!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees, rack in middle position.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Cut each stick of butter into eight pieces.
  4. Zoop it up with the flour and powdered sugar in a food processor until it looks like coarse cornmeal (just like the first step in making a piecrust).
  5. Spread it out in a greased 9 x 13 pan and pat it down with your hands.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden around the edges.
  7. Remove from oven - but don't turn the oven off!
  8. Mix eggs with white sugar.
  9. Add lemon juice & zest if you want to use it.
  10. Add salt and baking powder and mix.
  11. Add flour and mix thoroughly. (This will be runny - it's supposed to be.).
  12. Pour this mixture on top of the pan you just baked.
  13. Stick it back into the oven.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for another 30-35 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven and sprinkle on additional powdered sugar.
  16. Let cool thoroughly and cut into brownie-sized bars.

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