Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel
Recipe type: Dessert Bars
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 35 mins
⅔ cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Zest of two lemons
½ tsp salt
1 & ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Zest of one lemon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line an 8×8 or 9×9″ baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan.
Spray the foil liberally with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the butter and sugar until combined.
Gradually add in the eggs and stir until just barely combined – do not over mix, as this will lead to tougher brownies.
Lastly, stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and flour until a soft batter forms.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
Bake for approx. 22-25 minutes, no more than that, or until the top is set and lightly golden brown.
Once cool, make your glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until a spreadable, pourable glaze is achieved. Pour over the bars and smooth out. Top with lemon zest. Let the glaze set, then cut into squares and serve.