5-Ingredient Lemon Bars

5-ingredient lemon bars
5-Ingredient Lemon Bars
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12

These creamy, tart lemon bars call for just five simple ingredients and 10 minutes to prep thanks to an easy sugar cookie crust.


  • 1
    roll (468 g) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
  • 2 to 3 tsp
    lemon zest and ½ cup lemon juice (from 3 medium lemons)
  • 4
  • ¼
    cup all-purpose flour
  • cups icing sugar


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • 2
    Break up cookie dough in ungreased 9-inch square pan; press evenly in pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven to cooling rack; cool 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat lemon zest, lemon juice, eggs, flour and powdered sugar with whisk, until well mixed. Pour over partially baked cookie crust.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until set. Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with additional icing sugar. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 3 rows. Store in refrigerator.

  • Feeding a crowd? Double the recipe and bake in a 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.
  • Use Key lime juice instead of lemon and turn these into Key Lime Bars.

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