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Lemon Squares
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Lemon Squares

Sweet and tart homemade lemon bars with a shortbread crust! Light and crisp cookie base topped with ooey gooey lemon filling!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon filling, lemon squares, shortbread crust
Servings: 20
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Rebekah



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated or powdered sugar

Lemon layer:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixer or food processer, combine the flour, butter and 1/2 sugar. Press into bottom of ungreased 13x9 baking pan. Prick crust several times with a fork and bake crust for 20 minutes.
  • Beat eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder and salt until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Pour filling over crust and bake 20-25 minutes, or until no imprint remains in center when touched in center.
  • Cool completely, dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 53mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.8mg