Lemon Crumb Squares

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 (15 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup regular or quick-cooking oats, uncooked

Combine milk, lemon rind, and juice; set aside.

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and oats. Add to creamed mixture; blend until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Press half of oats mixture firmly into a greased 12 x 8 x 2 inch baking pan. Spread reserved milk mixture evenly over top. Cover with remaining oats mixture. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool in pan 15 minutes; cut into 2 inch squares. Chill in pan until firm.

Yield: 2 dozen.


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