Sunny Lemon Squares

By Evelyn McIver
Buhler, KS

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, divided
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 c. confectioners’ sugar, plus extra for topping
2 c. granulated sugar
4 eggs
1/2 c. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2. In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, the butter, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar; mix until crumbly. Press into bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish to form a crust; bake 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat remaining 1/2 cup flour, the granulated sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon extract until well blended. Pour over hot crust.

4. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until set.

5. Allow to cool then cut into squares. Dust with extra confectioners’ sugar and serve
Makes 12-15 squares.

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