These are surprisingly simple to make and delicious!
Thanks to Susan at work for this recipe which has been in her family for many years! Not sure of it's origins, but they are are huge hit whenever they are made! I made these for my daughter's birthday tea party, and it was nice to have a recipe for a 9x13 instead of the usual 8x8 to feed more guests.
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour, sifted
½ cup powdered sugar
¼ tsp salt
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
4 Tbsp flour
½ tsp baking powder
5 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
grated lemon zest, from 1 lemon
BASE: Mix and blend w/ pastry blender - pat lightly with finger into a 9x13 glass pan. Bake at 325º for 25 minutes.
Mix sugar, flour, and baking powder with a fork. Add flour mixture to beaten eggs until incorporated. Add in lemon juice and lemon zest. (Can do this in blender if you are worried about lemon zest bits - but blender is not necessary.)
Pour on top of crust - return to oven - bake at 325º for 30 mins. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top when cool. Cut into squares.
Recipe courtesy of Susan.