Happy May, my friends! I am happy to say the sun is finally shining, and things are looking more and more spring like here in Wisconsin.
I missed out on last months Fill the Cookie Jar, and absolutely could not miss again. The theme for this month is Mother's Day. So, I was thinking about my mom and what cookie or bar she was famous for. Two came to mind that are what I would say were always "her bars", that my sister and I always looked forward to back in the day, and still do!
Mom's Lemon Bar recipe is what I decided to share with you today. She even had the recipe in our local church cookbook from 1975! Now, that being said, I have tweaked one aspect of my mom's recipe. I always loved this bar, but in today's world where bigger is better, I just need more filling in the bar! You can certainly make these to my mom's liking, which are completely delicious. But, I find with lemon bars, I just want more, so I keep her crust recipe as is, but I double the filling.
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1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup lemon juice
Additional powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix together butter, powdered sugar, and 1 cup of all-purpose flour. Press into 9x13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix together eggs and granulated sugar. Blend well. Add baking powder, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, and lemon juice. Mix until completely combined.
When crust is done. Remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees. Pour filling over baked crust. Bake for 25 minutes, or until set. Cool completely, lightly dust with powdered sugar.
Store in airtight container for one to two days.
Below are the other #FillTheCookieJar Bakers who baked delicious treats this Month.
Stop by, say hello and pick up a new recipe or two.
Jumbo Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cookaholic Wife
Mexican Chocolate Bizcochitos by Palatable Pastime
Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Healthy Oatmeal Coffee Cookies by This and That
Black Pepper Shortbread by Feeding Big
Almond Orange Cookie by A Day In The Life on The Farm
Galaxy & Nebula Cookies by Amy’s Cooking Adventures