This a recipe I got from my good
friend and neighbor Jen.
They are simple and fantastic all at the same time.
The crust has a shortbread quality to it and the filling is super lemony!
This is my go-to recipe, since I always have the ingredients on hand
and they just hit the spot.
Jen's Lemon Bars:
2 c. flour
1 c. butter
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 t. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine until a dough forms. Spread dough (I use my hands) into a sheet cake pan, the one I use is 13x15, but larger would work too.
Bake crust for 13-15 minutes.
2 c. sugar
4 T. lemon juice
1 t. lemon extract (I added this because I like intense lemon flavor, it's optional)
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 c. flour
Mix all ingredients for the filling together. When smooth, pour onto the hot crust and return to the oven for 20-25 minutes, until light brown and filling is set.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.