• Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 45m

Makes 16 two-by-two-inch squares


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, blend together the 1 cup of flour, the butter and the 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Press this dough into a greased 8-x-8-inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, but leave the oven on.

While the dough base is baking, mix together the granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, eggs and the lemon juice. When the base is removed from the oven, pour the lemon mixture over it and return the pan to the oven. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes.

Cool in the pan. Cut into squares and sift confectioners’ sugar over the top.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 5605

nutrition information per serving

123 calories; 6g total fat; 42mg cholesterol; 16mg sodium; 15g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 2g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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