Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6: Lemon Squares

Now you might thinking, "Lemon squares, really? A Christmas cookie?"

I thought so, too, originally. Then, one year I made them. And put them in my cookie tins. And people loved them. I haven't turned back since!

It might be the splash of summer flavor during the dead-cold of winter, or the sprinkling of powdered sugar on top that resembles snow. Maybe it's just the tangy contrast to the sugar overload in all the other cookies. 

Either way, you should try 'em!

A sweet yet tangy lemony custard sitting atop a shortbread cookie crust. 

Lemon Squares

  • Crust
    • 2 cups flour
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Filling
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • ¼ cup flour
    • 5 tbsp. lemon juice
    • additional powdered sugar, for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 375*F. Line a 13x9-inch pan with foil, and spray with cooking spray.

Beat together crust ingredients until dough forms. Press into prepared pan; bake about 15 minutes in preheated oven. Do not let get too brown.

Beat together filling ingredients until foamy. Pour over crust. Bake an additional 25 minutes until the sides are set. The center might be a bit jiggly--that's okay.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm. (It will stick better.)

Once cool, lift out of pan using the foil. Then, cut into bars.

And that, my friends, is all for today. It's definitely been a Monday! See ya tomorrow for cookie #7!


Kristin said...

Mmmm these are my favorite! I was thrilled the year you put these in your cookie tins. I'll have to borrow this recipe, but I'm sure mine won't be anywhere as good as your's are.

Sara said...

Oh they will be as good!! This recipe is super easy. You can do it!!

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