Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lemon Cookie Bars #SpringSweetsWeek

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Just the right amount of sweet and tart, these lemon cookie bars are sure to be a hit at all your Spring gatherings.

Welcome to the Thursday edition of Spring Sweets Week.......

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Lemon just seems to shout Spring to me.  I don't know about you but I love lemon desserts.  Something about that sweet/tart mixture is irresistible.  I adapted this recipe from this one found at Go Bold with Butter.   

I served them up at a dinner party I had with friends last Friday night.  They were the perfect ending to a wonderful gathering.  I used sponsor, Dixie Crystals, sugar in these bars.  I opted not to receive the sugar they were gifting for this event because they are always so very generous that I still had plenty from the last event they sponsored for us.  You are definitely going to be happy if you win the prize they have in store for you.


Thursday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes

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Lemon Cookie Bars

prep time: 15 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 45 mins
Just the right amount of sweet and tart, these lemon cookie bars are sure to be a hit at all your Spring gatherings.


  • 1 stick + 2 T. butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2  eggs + 1 egg yolk (I used duck eggs)
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. lemon zest
  • 1-2 T. lemon juice


  1. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar and lemon zest.  
  2. Add the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Stir in the lemon juice. 
  3. Add the flour, salt and baking soda to the bowl and, using low speed, incorporate until batter is smooth.
  4. Spread batter into an 8x8" baking pan that has been treated with baking spray.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for half an hour, until edges are browned. Remove to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  6. When cooled, remove from pan to a serving platter and top with glaze recipe below.
  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon zest and enough lemon juice so that the glaze is thick but able to be poured.  Pour over the top of the bars, using a knife to help spread to edges, if necessary.  Let sit for half an hour before serving.


Recipe adapted from Go Bold with Butter website.
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  1. I love anything lemon! These lemon bars look so refreshing and perfect for Spring

  2. Lemon flavors in the spring are my favorite. The bars look delicious

  3. Lemon cookie bars are so delicious. I can't wait to start working again so I can bake and take things the hubs won't eat. He's not a citrus fan.

    1. Yes, it would be dangerous to have these in the house if you were the only one eating them.

  4. MMMMM! I love how quick cookie bars come together, much quicker than making individual cookies... and that glaze looks fabulous!

  5. I love lemon cookies! These sound like the perfect spring bite.

  6. Always love lemon desserts, and these bars look like they have a great texture!

  7. I'm needing one of these now. Going through some stress and these lemon bars would make it easier!

    1. Desserts spelled backwards....relieves stressed. Enjoy Terri, hope life is easier soon.

  8. I feel the same way! Lemon is the quintessential spring flavor. These cookie bars sound absolutely delicious!

  9. Lemon is one of my favorite sweets flavors. Extra lemon in the glaze has me drooling!

  10. Lemon is the best for springtime sweets- these look great!

  11. Give me all the lemon treats!! Lemon bars and lemon much yes!!

  12. I could eat this right off the page,it looks so yummy!


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