Monday, August 20, 2012

Best Darn Lemon Bars... Like, EVER

Lemon BarsThose of you who know me know that I RARELY use recipes, however when my co-worker brought in a batch of these lemon bars I needed to know how to make them! They are seriously the BEST lemon bars (and I hate quote an overplayed Taylor Swift song) like, EVER!

Here’s What You Need:
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar 
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, if desired                                                                            2 tablespoons lemon juice                                                                                                     1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt                                                                                                            
2 large eggs
Here’s What You Do:
Heat over to 350

In a medium bowl, mix flour, butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar with spoon. Press in ungreased 8-inch or 9-inch square pan, building up 1/2-inch edges. Bake crust 20 minutes; remove from oven.

In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients except additional powdered sugar with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, about 1 hour. Dust with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 5 rows.

Recipe Courtesy of Betty Crocker.