Delicate Lemon Squares

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookie

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar

Combine 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup powdered sugar; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press mixture evenly into a 9-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

Combine eggs. 1 cup sugar, lemon rind, and juice in a medium mixing bowl; beat well. Combine 2 tablespoons flour and baking powder. Add to egg mixture, stirring well. Pour mixture over baked crust. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Sprinkle lightly with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Let cool, and cut into 1 1/2 inch squares. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: 3 dozen.


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