Here’s How to Make the Perfect Lemon Bars

If you’re looking for an alternative recipe to the lemon bar recipe in the Betty Crocker Cookie Cookbook, then you’ve come to the right place. This sugary treat is a perfect dessert to share with family members, neighbors, and even friends. It’s quick and easy to make with only about a 10 minute preparation time, and 1 hour and 35 minutes total cooking time where most of the time you can sit back and relax while your lemon bars form.

This recipe results in 20-40 squares which you can definitely share with multiple friends. The gooey soft texture of this lemon bar will leave you wanting more. Also, if you’re a big fan of citrusy deserts, you can make this extra sour.



  • 6 large eggs
  • granulated white sugar
  • 6-7 lemons
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • confectioner’s sugar for the topping


  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • flour
  • kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Start with making the crust.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar and mix lightly in a bowl with an electric mixer.
  4. Mix in the flour and salt adjusting the mixer to low.
  5. Add a chunk of butter and mix more.
  6. For the dough, chuck it onto a wooden board and form it into a ball.
  7. With a rolling pin or your hand flatten it until it’s evenly distributed.
  8. Press it into a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking sheet.
  9. With a 1/2 inch edge on each side.
  10. Chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes until it’s slightly cold.
  11. Bake the crust for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  12. Let it cool off.
  13. For the filling whisk the eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar together.
  14. Cool it to room temperature.
  15. Pour the filling over the crust and cut it into triangles or squares.
  16. Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar on top.