Lemon Squares

By dietcherry

Lemon Squares
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
Ingredients
  • 1 cup margarine

  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt substitute

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups flour

Directions
  1. Combine the margarine, sugar substitute, and salt substitute together in a large bowl. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg, the egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. beat until well blended. Then gradually add the flour. Beat until mixed.

  2. Remove the dough from the bowl and form into 2 large balls. Wrap each large ball in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped balls in the fridge for 4 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a greased or nonstick baking sheet.

  4. Remove the dough from the fridge. On a lightly floured surface roll out each ball to 1/8 inch thickness. Using a sharp knife cut into 1" squares or use cookie cutters of this size. Place each cookie on the baking sheet 1" apart. Bake for 10 minutes. The edges should be a light brown. Remove from oven and place on racks to cool.

  5. YIELDS 80 COOKIES.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
Calories
33.4
Carbohydrate
4.82g
Cholesterol
1.96mg
Fat
1.21g
Fiber
.206g
Protein
.719g
Sodium
10.7mg

dessert ultra-low-carb lemon

10 replies

mzw00dy
mzw00dy 2014-06-12 06:25:53 -0500 Report

These are not lemon squares with a topping…these are lemon short bread cookies cut into sqares…I think they sound good,,,wonder if they work with Whole Wheat flour.

evaziem
evaziem 2014-06-06 12:08:47 -0500 Report

This is NOT a recipe for diabetics and not for those who do NOT want to become diabetic, period.

Ailaunie
Ailaunie 2013-08-04 07:42:58 -0500 Report

I think what I would do is roll out the dough to fig a 9"x13" cookie sheet and then pour lemon mixture over top. Once baked, sprinkle icing sugar and cut into bars.

CAJMSLADY
CAJMSLADY 2013-08-04 03:51:57 -0500 Report

IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE CLEAR LEMON PART THAT'S ON TOP OF THE DOUGH PART …CAN YOU SEPARATE THE PARTS FOR ME… WHAT GOES IN THE TOP PART AND WHAT GOES IN THE BOTTOM PART…

alaskabaybe
alaskabaybe 2013-08-04 00:03:38 -0500 Report

Where is the part of the recipe that creates the lemon part of the Lemon Bars? That is the best part!

2013-04-16 13:49:18 -0500 Report

doesn't make sense!! Where's the lemon topping as shown in the pic??? where does it say anything about the powder sugar sprinkled on top?

MewElla
MewElla 2011-04-17 16:24:11 -0500 Report

This receipe looks soooo good. Wish I had one right now…Thanks for sharing with us.