Sometime, in the early '90's, I first discovered "Lemon Bars". I don't know what rock I'd been living under, to have missed this iconic cookie. All I know is that it was love at first bite, for my son. Did you know that it is said that Betty Crocker's R&D department developed this cookie in 1963?
Since then, I've seen them at Starbucks and many bakeries. I just can't resist them, either.
If you've never had a Lemon Bar, think of this cookie as a layer of shortbread (no eggs) with a gooey, yet creamy, filling of lemony sweetness, dusted with powdered sugar. For some reason, I have forgotten about making these, even though I see all kinds of versions of this classic cookie. So, why would I want to post mine? I'll tell you why in a moment.
I am very thankful that my husband has taken an interest in growing fruit trees. He has nurtured our Eureka lemon tree, and he is being repaid with plenty of lemons for me to use. Our Meyer lemon tree hasn't been quite so forthcoming, but I still hold on to the hope that it will finally cough up more than the one handful of fruit it has produced. The tree is still very young, so I it's not quite bursting with fruit, but I'm sure that time will come.
With lemons coming into season, I'm starting to see (and "pin") plenty of lemon recipes. I realized that it has been many years since I've made lemon bars for my son, and husband.
For the filling, I sift sugar, flour, and baking powder into a bowl ...
Personally, I love these with a cup of hot tea. The best. Seriously.
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