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Sunny Lemon Bars

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Sunny Lemon Bars
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36
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Who would have guessed a pouch of sugar cookie mix got these bars off to a deliciously sweet start?

Ingredients

Crust

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine (1 stick), softened

Filling

4
eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)

Topping

2
tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan, press mixture evenly. Bake about 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in same large bowl, stir together filling ingredients except lemon juice. Stir in lemon juice. Pour mixture over warm crust.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until top is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
Tips  

After dusting with powdered sugar, sprinkle with a little colored sugar for a festive touch.

Flour hands or place a plastic sandwich bag over hand when pressing crust in pan.

If using 20% more cookie mix, add 2 tablespoons water with the cookie mix and butter.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
40
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
15g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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