Best Lemon Bars

best lemon bars
Best Lemon Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 24

Start with a Betty Crocker® cookie mix and turn out delectable homemade bars in no time!


  • 1 pouch (1 lb.1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie mix and 2 tablespoons flour. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Press mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix egg yolks, condensed milk, 1 tablespoon flour, the lemon peel and lemon juice with whisk. Pour over hot crust. Bake 18 to 20 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool on cooling rack 1 hour. Cover; refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Sprinkle bars with powdered sugar. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

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