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One Bowl Double Lemon Squares

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Ingredients

  • * 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • * 1/2 cup butter, cut up
  • * 1/2 cup confectionersí sugar
  • * 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel, divided
  • * 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • * 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • * 2 eggs
  • * 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • * Sifted confectionersí sugar (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Add flour, butter, confectionersí sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon peel and the salt to food processor container; cover. Process mixture until coarse crumbs form. Press firmly onto bottom of 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Bake 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  2. Combine granulated sugar, eggs, lemon juice and remaining 2 teaspoons lemon peel in same food processor container; cover. Process until well blended. Pour evenly over warm crust.
  3. Bake 20 minutes, or until center is set and edges are golden brown. Cool bars completely before cutting. Cut into 16 squares to serve. Bar cookies keep, covered and chilled, 3 days. Sift confectioners' sugar over bars before serving, if desired.

Notes

If you do not have a food processor, crumb the crust with a pastry cutter or fork until it forms coarse crumbs. Then with wire whisk, blend together egg mixture until smooth.