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Lemon Squares

It’s Easter weekend, the weather is gorgeous and I am feeling like I am in need of something lemon! Doesn’t lemon just brighten up everything? Your kitchen when placed in a bowl, your water when squeezed into it, your food when added as a garnish, your face when you are hit with that sweet/tart shock when biting into something lemon flavored.

I didn’t use to enjoy lemon at all but in the last 2 years it has become one of my favourite flavors. *real lemon that is* My mom has been raving about this lemon square recipe for months now, about how delicious it is and how simple it is. It was high time I gave it a try and I was pleasantly surprised.

They are fantastic! Bursting with lemon flavor and just the right amount of sweet combined with a shortbread crust; they are like sunshine in your mouth.

Lemon Squares

1 cup flour

½ cup butter, soft

¼ cup powder sugar

1 cup sugar

2 tsp lemon peel, grated

2 tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

2 eggs

Powder sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, butter and powder sugar in a bowl and press into an ungreased 8×8 or 9×9, building it up ½ an inch around the edges. Bake for 20 minutes.

Beat granulated sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, , baking powder, salt and eggs with an electric mixer on high speeds for 3 minutes or until lights and fluffy. Pour over the hot crust.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until not indentation remains when touched lightly in the center. Let cool and dust with powder sugar.

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