The main content
Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares


  • 1/4 pound butter, softened

  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting

  • 1 cup flour, plus 2 1/2 tablespoons, divided

  • 1/2 teaspooon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. Butter an 8-inch square pan. Combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, flour and salt and press into the bottom of the prepared pan, making a crust. Combine the eggs, granulated sugar, the remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, lemon juice and lemon zest and beat until light in color. Pour over the crust and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool until cool to the touch, then dust the top with confectioners' sugar. Cut into uniform squares.