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Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe

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This recipe for Creamy Lemon Squares, by , is from Andrea & John's Wedding Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Cristina Filippelli Miller
Added: Wednesday, May 14, 2008


20 Nilla Wafers, finely crushed
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 stick (1/4 c) cold butter
8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 T flour
3 T grated lemon peel, divided
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Spray pan with cooking spray; set aside. Combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour and the brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and 2 T flour; mix well. Blend in 1 T lemon peel, lemon juice and baking powder; pour over crust. Bake 25-28 minutes, or until center is set. Cool completely, then refrigerate for 2 hours. Sprinkle with remaining lemon peel and powdered sugar. Cut into 16 squares and serve.




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