Tart Lemon Squares Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup flour
1/3 cup confectionery sugar
5 tbs. solid vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
2 tbs. flour
2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
7 tbs. lemon juice

Cooking Instructions

Combine 1 cup flour, confectionery sugar and solid vegetable shortening in a bowl. Using a fork or a pastry blender, combine until the mixtures becomes a coarse meal. Press mixture into the bottom of a 11″ x 7″ lightly greased baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, flour, lemon zest, baking powder, salt and eggs and whisk until completely blended. Pour the mixture over the baked crust.

Return the baking dish to the oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting. Cut in to 12 squares and dust with confectionery sugar.

(Recipe yields 12-18 bar cookies.)

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