Heavenly Lemon Squares
2 sticks butter
2 + 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar + extra for sprinkling
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest or dried grated lemon peel
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar, press into 9x13" pan. Bake for 15-20 min. until edges of crust just start to turn brown. Remove from oven.
Beat eggs until light and frothy (about 2-3 minutes--don't skip this part!). Gradually add granulated sugar while mixing continuously. Add lemon juice, zest, baking powder and 1/3 cup flour, and mix well. Pour over hot crust and return to oven. Bake another 15-20 minutes until golden brown. It's done when it doesn't jiggle when you move the pan. Let cool completely before sprinkling with powdered sugar and cutting into squares.
I usually mix the crust with my hands--then press into the bottom of the pan so it looks like this:
Bake until the crust is just starting to brown around the edges...