BEST Lemon Squares Recipe
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BEST Lemon Sunshine Squares Recipe

Servings: 16 -20 squares
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel, or zest
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, I buy Meyer Lemons
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Powdered sugar


  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, butter and powdered sugar. Press into an ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, building the edges up 1/2-inch.
  • Bake the crust for 20 minutes.
  • In the same bowl, beat the granulated sugar with a hand mixer, with lemon peel, lemon juice, baking powder, salt and eggs, for about 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Pour the mixture over the hot crust.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Cool; dust with powdered sugar. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.
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