Lemon Bars

Here’s a delicious classic recipe for Lemon Bars from Better Homes And Gardens New Cook Book 10th Edition:

1/3 cup margarine or butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup all- purpose flour
2 eggs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon baking powder Powdered sugar (optional)

” Beat margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1/4 cup of the sugar. Beat till combined. Beat in the 1 cup flour till crumbly. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 8x8x2 inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes or just till golden.
Meanwhile, combine eggs, the remaining sugar, the two tablespoons flour, lemon peel, juice, and baking powder. Beat for two minutes or till thoroughly combined. Pour over hot baked layer.
Bake in a 350 degree oven about 20 minutes more or till lightly browned around the edges and center is set. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, sift powdered sugar over top. Cut into bars. Makes 20.” Better Homes And Gardens New Cook Book 10th Edition.