Prep: 27 minutes Cook: 50 minutes
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind (optional..... but yummy)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar; cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Spoon mixture into a greased 13 x 9” pan; press firmly until crust is lightly browned.
Combine remaining 1/2 flour and baking powder; set aside. Combine eggs, 2 cups sugar, lemon rind, if desired, and lemon juice; stir in flour mixture. Pour over prepared crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool on a wire rack. Dust lightly with powdered sugar; cut into bars.
Yield: 2 dozen