Friday, January 28, 2011

Shortbread Lemon Bars

As promised yesterday a use for that lemon zest! These are my favorite lemon bars  because of the thick shortbread cookie like crust. They have a great zing from the zest and are quite simple to make.


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter, softened
6 eggs
2 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cup lemon juice
zest of one lemon
Powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix 2 cups of flour and confectioner's sugar together. Cut in the butter or margarine. Mix well until the dough resembles pie dough consistency. Press the dough into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Bake 15  minutes.
Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice and lemon zest for at least 1 minute. Pour the mixture over the baked crust.
Bake the bars another 20 minutes, or until the lemon topping has set. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar when serving otherwise it will just soak in and disappear.
 Sadly this was the only picture I had turn out to post. I think the camera is tired of food picture!

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