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Lemon Squares

Last week, I made cookies twice, and they are about gone, and my and son in law is asking if I would make time to make cookies again.  Of course, I will.  Last week, I wanted to try my daughter’s recipe for lemon squares, but we didn’t have lemon juice, so I couldn’t, so my daughter bought some lemon juice and gave it to me, so I would make lemon squares. This is the first time I have made them, but when my daughter makes them, they melt in your mouth, and I am using her recipe. She usually makes them around Christmas, but she didn’t this year, and I was a bit disappointed even though I really enjoyed all the things we made. I can bake, so if I want lemon squares, I can be the one to make them and at the same time, make all the cookie eaters at my house happy again.

I actually began making only one recipe, but realized it didn’t look like it was going to make much and it could be gone in one evening if my daughter and son in law decide to indulge, so I ended up making a double recipe.

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I began by setting my oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
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I put 1/4 of a cup of powdered sugar in a mixing bowl.
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I added a cup of flour.
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Next, I put in 1/2 cup of cooking butter.
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I mixed and mashed it together like a pie crust.
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It didn’t seem like it made a very large crust, so I did the same thing again doubling the recipe.

 

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I mashed the dough into the pan like a pie crust.
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I put it in the oven for 15 minutes.

I started by setting the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, I got out a big mixing bowl. I put 1/4 cup(56 grams) of powdered sugar in the mixing bowl, then one cup (225 grams) of flour, and then 1/2 cup (112 grams) of cooking butter.  I mixed and mashed it like it was pie dough.  However, when I got done and put it in the pan, it just didn’t look like it was going to make much, so I did the same thing again to double the recipe.  The original recipe said to use a 9 inch pan, but I wanted to make a pizza pan full, so I ended up doubling the recipe.

After I had made the dough twice, I pressed it into the pizza pan like it was a pie crust, then I put it in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.

While it was in the oven, first, I washed dishes because I hate to have big messes in the kitchen. They are do depressing to try to clean up, so I just clean the small messes along so the messes don’t mount up on me.

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Since I was doubling the recipe, I began with four eggs.
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I put the eggs in a big mixing bowl and mixed them with my wire whip.
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I added 2 cups of sugar to the eggs.
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I added 4 tablespoons of flour to the eggs and sugar.
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The recipe said add 3-4 Tablespoons of lemon juice, and I was doubling the recipe, so I added 7 Tablespoons of lemon juice.
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I mixed it all together.

After that, I began mixing the lemon part.  I began by getting a big mixing bowl again.  Next, I got four eggs.  I cracked the eggs and put them in the bowl, and then I mixed them a bit with a wire whip.  After that, I added 2 cups (450 grams) of sugar, four tablespoons of flour, and 7 tablespoons of lemon juice.  I mixed it all together.

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I pulled the crust out of the oven.
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I poured the batter into the crust.

 

About that time, the crust was ready to come out of the oven.  I poured the batter over the crust, then I put it all back in the oven for 20 minutes.

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I put it back in the oven for 20 minutes.
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I took it out of the oven after 20 minutes and left it to cool.

After 20 minutes, I took it out of the oven.  The recipe says that you have to wait until it is cool to cut it, and I understand why because the eggs didn’t seem completely firm when I took them out of the oven.  The recipe also says to sprinkle it with powdered sugar when it is cooled.  The lemon squares my daughter makes are downright delicious!  I know everyone will like these!

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My daughter came in and was thrilled I had made the lemon squares. She couldn’t wait and decided to go ahead and put the powdered sugar on them so we could eat them soon.
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The finished lemon squares covered with powdered sugar

Before it cooled, by daughter came home. She was thrilled and couldn’t wait to sprinkle some powdered sugar on the lemon squares so we could begin eating them!

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