Lemon Bars

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This is Super Bowl Sunday and I was asked to bring something sweet to the party. I thought about making football shaped sugar cookies or some clever sports themed cake but vetoed both for lemon bars and chocolate chip cookies. I have had this lemon bar recipe for ages and am not sure where I first got it. Simple to make. Very rich. Very sweet.

Preheat oven to 325.

Ingredients for the crust:

2 cups flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup melted butter

Ingredients for the filling:

4 T fresh squeezed lemon juice

4 eggs beaten

2 cups granulated sugar

4 T flour

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Whisk together the flour and powdered sugar.

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Add the melted butter and stir until combined. Put the crust into an ungreased 9×13 pan and, using your fingers, pat the crust down evenly. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.

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While the crust is baking prepare the lemon mixture. Whisk the flour and sugar together. Whisk the eggs well.

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Squeeze the lemons. Mine were particularly juicy and I got more than 4 T from one lemon.

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Once the crust is baked increase the oven temperature to 350. Whisk together the lemon juice, eggs, and flour/sugar mixture. Pour over crust and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

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Put the pan on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.  Cut into bars and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Enjoy!  I’m thinking they’re yummier than football shaped sugar cookies.

My contribution to the last football Sunday of the season.

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(You can find the recipe for the chocolate chip cookies in an earlier post.)

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