May 9, 2013

Easy Bake Lemon Bars

This lemon bar recipe is made easy because you use refrigerated sugar cookie dough for the crust of the bar. I made these for my mother as part of the brunch I am having this Sunday. My P's are up from Florida for 2 weeks so we will be able to be with my mother on Mother's Day.


1 pkg. 18 oz. roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
3 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp lemon extract
the zest of one lemon
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Drop cookie dough onto prepared pan and with lightly floured hands, spread dough onto bottom of the pan until completely covered. Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

In the meantime whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour and baking powder. Ina a separate bowl mix the lemon juice extract and zest. The pour the lemon mixture into the egg mixture and pour over the warm cookie crust. 

Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


This recipe was adapted from the website

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  1. I love lemon anything and these bars look awesome. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  2. These bars look delicious. I am a lemon lover and also am a new follower.

  3. Oh yum! These look ah-ma-zing! You can't get ready made cookie dough where I'm from so I guess I'll have to make my own... These do look incredibly easy too :) Thanks for sharing x

    I've scooched on over from the Tasty Tuesdays linky party. *waves hello* from a new folower, Hazel x

  4. These look amazing! I love lemon bars. I have never heard of using refrigerated sugar cookie dough but, might have to give that a try! I'd love for you to come share & link up sometime @ my party. You can find it at Theresa

  5. These bars look awesome! You had me at lemon, but the fact they are easy makes it impossible for me not try them. Pinning right now! Thank you for sharing over at Tasty Tuesdays, hope to see you next week. :)

  6. Oooh lemon bars! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

  7. This picture is truly gorgeous! I love it! I'm not a huge lemon dessert fan, but my mom sure is. I'm going to pin this recipe to make the next time we're together. Thank you!

  8. Hi Barbara, Your recipe is getting a shout out on my blog tomorrow. Drop by to see & grab a featured button. All my best, Theresa @


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