Mr. Food: Sunny Lemon Squares

July 31, 2011

Cooking Time: 40 min
Makes: 12 to 15 squares.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar, plus extra for topping
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the butter, and 1 cup confectioners sugar; mix until crumbly. Press into bottom of a 9- x 13-inch baking dish to form a crust; bake 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat remaining 1/2 cup flour, the granulated sugar, eggs,lemon juice, and lemon extract until well blended. Pour over hot crust.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until set.
  • Allow to cool then cut into squares. Dust with extra confectioners sugar and serve.
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