Cookie Recipes

Summery Lemon Bars recipe

Traditional lemon bars take us back to grandma’s kitchen, filled with sweet scents of freshly baked breads and biscuits. A good lemon bar has a crumbly, crunchy crust and a smooth, tangy, custard-like topping. This recipe is one that grandmas everywhere would approve of.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/8 teaspoon salt

For the filling:
5 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons grated lemon zest
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch pan.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, butter, and salt in a food processor; pulse until mixture resembles thick crumbs. Transfer to prepared pan and press down to adhere evenly. Bake 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and zest in a large bowl; mix well. Pour over baked crust, spreading mixture evenly. Bake 25 minutes, remove from oven, and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Cool and slice.

Back to the Cookie Recipes home page.

Add a Review or Comment:

2 cupsabout 473ml (473.18 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
1 cupabout 237ml (236.59 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
½ cupabout 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: August 1, 2010
Privacy Policy
Published by Starsol