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Lemon Squares
Posted for :contest Cookies - November 2010
A delicious combination of a rich crust and a tangy lemon layer, these squares are not very tall but are long on flavor.
Ingredients:

2 sticks real butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups flour, divided
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Powdered sugar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350F.
Put waxed paper or parchment paper in bottom of pan to prevent sticking.
In food processor, mix the butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and 2 cups flour.
Press mixture into greased 9x13 pan.
Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix granulated sugar and 1/4 cup flour.
Add eggs, lemon rind and juice.
Pour over crust.
Bake 25 minutes longer.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar while hot.
Cool.
Cut into 2 inch squares.


Posted by ILpat on 11-17-10
Adapted from a recipe in "Winning Seasons: Junior League of Tuscaloosa", (ca. 1980), p. 318, submitted by Mrs. William H. Darden (Caroline Sullivan).
These squares are one of my DH's favorites.

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