Delicate Lemon Squares

A traditional lemon bar with a shortbread crust and a tangy lemon curd filling, dusted with powdered sugar.

Delicate Lemon Squares

For the crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup butter

For the filling:
2 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

additional confectioners' sugar

Stir together flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in butter until mixture clings together. Pat into an ungreased 8-inch square pan; bake at 350 F. for 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, beat eggs in mixing bowl; add granulated sugar and lemon juice and beat until thick and smooth, 8-10 minutes. Stir together flour and baking powder;
add to egg mixture, blending until all ingredients are moistened. Pour egg mixture gently over baked crust layer. Bake at 350 F. for 20-25 minutes. Cool slightly. Sift additional confectioners' sugar over top. Cool completely; cut into 1-1/2-inch squares.

Note: Posted by Amy W. to the now-defunct Holiday Cookie Club at

Servings: 25

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