Lemon Brownies

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I admit I was both intrigued and skeptical when I saw the recipe for these. But I had to try them for myself and see. They looked easier than lemon bars (they are) and I wanted to try them to see if they would be a hit for the themed birthday party “lemonpalooza” I am planning for my brother who loves lemons.

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They are easy to make. I thought I would try a bite and see how they tasted. I proceeded to then eat an entire row out of the 8×8 pan. They are super yummy and addictive!

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I tried them out on my kids- again they were a hit.

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I attempted to try them out on my husband but he had a bad attitude, insisting brownies were for chocolate only! Oh well, more for us. . .

Thanks BeckyCharms for posting the recipe.

Lemon Brownies

The Batter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Tart Lemon Glaze
  • 1 rounded cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 8 teaspoons lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
Zest and juice two lemons and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined. Pour into the flour mixture and beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
Pour into baking dish and bake for 23-25 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before glazing.  Do not overbake, or the bars will be dry.
When brownies are cooled completely, make the glaze. Sift the powdered sugar, add lemon zest and juice, and whisk together all three ingredients. Spread the glaze over the brownies.  Let glaze set.  Cut into bars, and serve!

One Comment

  1. Posted September 4, 2013 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Glad you liked them.. and my husband and I ate an entire pan.. Haha, yikes!