Recipe courtesy of Humboldt Sweets

Lemon Squares

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 15 servings
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5 cups flour

2 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, plus more for sprinkling 

6 cups granulated sugar 

14 tablespoons lemon juice 

14 teaspoons grated lemon peel 

3 teaspoons baking powder 

1 1/2 teaspoons salt 

12 eggs 


Special equipment:
9-by-13-inch baking pan
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an ungreased 9-by-13-inch baking pan with foil.
  2. Mix the flour, butter and powdered sugar. Press the mixture in to the prepared pan building up 1-inch edges. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Beat the sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, baking powder, salt and eggs until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Pour over the baked crust. Bake until no indentation remains when touched, 25 minutes. Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into 4-inch squares and enjoy!