Homemade Lemon Bars
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¾ teaspoon lemon extract
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Confectioners’ sugar
- Orange peel strips (1 to 3 inches)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat the flour, butter and confectioners’ sugar until blended.
Press onto bottom of an ungreased 8-inch square baking dish. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon extract, baking powder and salt until frothy; pour over hot crust.
Bake 10–15 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool completely in dish on a wire rack. Dust with the confectioners’ sugar. If desired, sprinkle with orange peel strips.