Lime Squares

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons grated lime rind
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Combine 1 cup flour, butter, pecans, and 1/4 cup sugar; mix until crumbly, using a pastry blender. Press into a greased and floured 12 x 8 inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

Beat eggs with a fork, adding lime juice, rind, 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and baking powder. Pour mixture over crust. Bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Yield: about 3 1/2 dozen.


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