FM’s Lemon Shortbread Bars
Makes one 9×13 pan of bars
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar (plus additional sugar for dusting top of bars)
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup lemon juice
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting finished lemon bars
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
2. Combine the flour, confectioners’ sugar, and butter. Pat dough into prepared pan.
3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until slightly golden.
4. While the crust is baking, prepare next layer: Beat eggs slightly; add sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Mix well and pour over hot crust. Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar. Let cool completely before cutting into bars and serving.