Best Ever Lemon Bars
  • 8 Tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Meyer Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 cup confectioners’ glaze (see recipe below)
  1. Cream the butter in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add confectioner’s sugar and thoroughly blend together with the softened butter. Gradually beat in one cup of the flour a little at a time. Transfer to a lightly greased 8’ x 8’ square pan and pat it smoothly and evenly with your fingers. Bake in a 350° oven for 15 minutes until the cookie base is lightly colored and firm to the touch.
  2. Next, combine the granulated sugar, baking powder and 2 tablespoons of flour in a bowl and blend together. Add the eggs and beat well until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the lemon juice and zest. Pour this mixture over the cooked cookie base. Bake in the 350° oven for 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a rack to cool.
  3. When the bars have completely cooled, spread the glaze evenly over the bars with a rubber spatula. The glaze is very sticky so you will need to take care not to ‘break’ the top of the bars. Let the glaze harden for at least 15 minutes before cutting into 1” x 2” squares. Cover loosely with foil or wax paper and let sit at room temperature overnight (good luck with that). The three layers will bond with each other giving them a great chewy texture. Enjoy!
Recipe by Have You Eaten, SF? at