This recipe is one of my grandmother’s; she loved to make them and they are yummy. These would make a wonderful & refreshing dessert for an Independence Day/4th of July celebration or any celebration.
The picture below is the recipe from the little cookbook of her recipes “Grandma’s Grains”; the picture within the picture is the original handwritten recipes.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter equivalent (1/2 c butter Crisco + 1/2 cup Earth Balance)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons flour
8 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat to 350*F. Combine first three ingredients (flour, powdered sugar and “butter”); press into a 9″ x 13″ baking pan & bake for 20 minutes.
While baking, combine remaining ingredients; pour over hot crust & bake another 20 minutes. Allow to cool & sprinkle with powdered sugar.
For Lemon Bars for a crowd, use the following measurements & proceed as above using a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with edges).
3 cups flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups “butter” (3/4 cup Crisco + 3/4 cup Earth Balance)
3 cups sugar
6 tablespoons flour
12 tablespoons lemon juice
2/3 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
I added 5 drops of lemon essential oil mixed in the eggs when beating & after I combined the rest of the ingredients to the eggs, then I added 5 drops more. This made the bars outstanding! Make sure the oils are Certified Therapeutic Grade Oils ~~ find oils here.