Easy Lemon Bars
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350
To prepare the crust, beat 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the butter at medium speed of a mixer until creamy.
Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
Gradually add 1 cup flour to sugar mixture, beating at low speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Gently press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
To prepare topping, beat eggs at medium speed until foamy.
Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (3/4 cup granulated sugar through salt), and beat until well-blended.
Pour mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool pan on wire rack.
Sift powdered sugar evenly over top.