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Lady Bird Johnson's lemon squares Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sharon Parlapiano

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter


2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 beaten eggs
juice and finely grated zest of 2 lemons
confectioners' sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Mix the flour, sugar and butter as for a pie crust. Pat evenly into a 9x18-inch (or equivalent) jelly roll pan. Bake in preheated 350F degree oven until very light brown, about 15 minutes.

Mix ingredients, except for the confectioners' sugar, in the order given and pour over the baked crust. Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until set. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mollie Parnis Livingston, a dear friend of Mrs.. Johnson's, gave her this recipe for Lemon Squares, and it is one of her favorites. The cook at the LBJ Ranch kept them in the freezer so Mrs.. Johnson could enjoy a snack or a delicious ending to a meal.

 

 

 

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