Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easy Lemon Bars

There is just something so refreshing about a lemon dessert made from fresh lemons.  These lemon bars definitely did not disappoint.  And to make them is a breeze!  No mixing your own dough, just use store bought sugar cookie dough - super simple!!  They were gooey and sticky and I think the ones on the edge were my favorite.  They set just a little more than the ones in the middle and had a nice little crust to them.  These bars make such a nice little treat, especially now that it's getting warmer.  The sweet and sour of the lemons totally reminds me of summer!

Makes 36 bars

1 roll sugar cookie dough
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a 13x9 pan, break up the sugar cookie dough and press into the bottom of the pan with your fingers to form the crust.  Bake 15-20 minutes until light golden brown.  In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, flour and butter until combined.  Stir in the lemon zest and juice.  Pour over warm cookie dough crust and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes until the bars are set and the edges are a light golden brown.  

Let cool for about 30 minutes and dust with powdered sugar.  Use a knife dipped in hot water to cut bars.  
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