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Lemony Lemon Bars

Lemony Lemon Bars are a chewy and delicious dessert bar just bursting with lemon flavor. An easy dessert for any occasion.

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Lemony Lemon Bars from The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook ~ Recipe at MissintheKitchen.com

Lemon desserts are completely irresistible in my book. They are a surefire way to brighten any day and these Lemony Lemon Bars are a must-try for dessert lovers.

Lemony Lemon Bars from Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook by Miranda Couse ~ Recipe @ MissintheKitchen.com

It’s always a happy day when a new cookbook arrives at my doorstep and even more so when it’s written by one of my food blog friends! The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook by Miranda Couse of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt is one you are definitely going to want to add to your collection.

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You will find 150 cookie favorites, including oatmeal cream pies, cheesecake swirled brownies, brown butter toffee cookies and so many more that I can’t wait to try in this fabulous cookbook.

Lemony Lemon Bars Recipe from MissintheKitchen.com From The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook

I want dessert every day and these Lemony Lemon Bars were certainly a favorite. I’m telling you they were gone in just a few hours and I immediately wanted to make them again.

Lemony Lemon Bars Recipe ~ Easy dessert ~ MissintheKitchen.com

These lemon bars are more chewy and brownie like than my traditional lemon bars with cream cheese icing. I have been wanting to try a lemon bar like this and it’s definitely going on the dessert rotation. They were just so simple to make and I love lemon desserts any time of year.

Easy Lemony Lemon Bars Recipe from Missinthekitchen.com

Yield: 12 servings

Lemony Lemon Bars

Lemony Lemon Bars from The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook ~ Recipe at MissintheKitchen.com

Lemony Lemon Bars are a chewy and delicious dessert bar just bursting with lemon flavor. An easy dessert for any occasion. From The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Crust:
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all- purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • grated zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 3/4 cup all- purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

Instructions

  1. For the Crust:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 11 x 7 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed or a wooden spoon, beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. This will take about 3 minutes if using an electric mixer or 5- 6 minutes if creaming by hand. Add the flour and salt and beat on low speed or by hand until the dough comes together, about 1 minute.
  4. Press the crust dough evenly into the prepared pan, covering the bottom of the pan completely.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. For the Filling:
  7. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, lemon zest and flour until combined. Whisk in the lemon juice and eggs until thoroughly incorporated.
  8. When The crust comes out of the oven, our the filling over the top.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes, until the top has set.
  10. Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 2-3 hours to set. To serve, cute into 12 bars. Serve chilled.
  11. *Dust the top of the bars with confectioners sugar for an extra-pretty bar.

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Recipe for Lemony Lemon Bars from The Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook ~ MissintheKitchen.com

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