So there’s this thing in life where I have a recipe for Lemon Squares. Not just Lemon Squares….THE Lemon Squares. Like, if your face was plastic and you ate these Lemon Squares…it would probably melt. Like, if you were a Unicorn, because we all know they are real, you’d probably need these Lemon Squares to continue living and spreading your Unicorn Fairy Love Dust. They are that good. Actually, they may even be the best. I’m pretty sure that I defy anyone to defeat these lemon squares in the boxing ring of life. These Lemon Squares are the Fight Club of Lemon Squares. Only, we can talk about these. So, that’s a plus. I’m so serious that if you think yours are better, please send them to me so I can rub them all over my face. Until then, I’m accepting congratulatory gifts for these life-winning Lemon Squares.
So, without further adieu, magically delicious and coming to the ring at 2 pounds and 7 ounces………(That’s not an actual weight)
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
½ Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
Pinch of Salt
Combine all of these ingredients in your mixer until it begins to form a large ball and clings away from the side of the bowl. Pour into a pre-greased 9x11 pan and smash into all 4 corners with your palms, forming your crust (Maybe wash your hands first). Bake the crust at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly, golden brown.
While that is cooking, let’s start working on the filling!
2 Cups Granulated Sugar
6 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Freshly Grated Lemon Rind
6 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
Powdered Sugar, for Garnishing
Now, you really want to do the fresh lemon on all accounts. It’s a little more work but let me tell you, you will know that you worked hard when everyone is gushing over these religiously delicious treats. But…carrying on, mix all of these ingredients on med-high speed until all the lumps are out and the flour is mixed in to perfection.
Once your crust is perfect and magazine-photo-shoot ready, remove it from the oven and pour that scrumptious filling on top. Bake it all together at 350 for another 20 minutes. The top will get just lightly golden and that is how you know you’re perfect at all things.
Once it is done baking, remove Lemon Squares from the oven. You’ll want to let them cool pretty much completely before you sprinkle all the powdered sugar on it. If not, there might be some moisture on the top that makes the powdered sugar look a little less than delicious.
Really though…these are a go-to summer tasty treat. I hope they work as well for you as they have for me!