Shortbread Lemon Bar Recipe

Sharing my favorite lemon bar recipe today! My Iced Shortbread Lemon Bars will brighten any day of the week!

lemon bar recipe

Lemon Bar Recipe

I have been on a major lemon poppyseed kick lately! You do not want to miss these buttery sweet iced lemon bars. There’s not much better! Enjoy!

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lemon bar recipe

Easy Lemon Bars

Minimal ingredients for my bars. All the better!

lemon bar recipe

Cream your butter and sugars.

How Do You Make Lemon Bars?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat butter, sugars, lemon curd, and lemon zest until well combined. Add flour, poppyseeds and salt, mixing to combine. Transfer dough to prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until baked through and edges golden. Remove and let cool completely. Once cooled, trim edges around bars then cut into squares.

lemon bar recipe

Add your lemon curd!

lemon bar recipe

Lemon zest up next!

lemon bar recipe

Dry ingredients up next!

lemon bar recipe

Poppyseeds!

lemon bar recipe

Gulp.

lemon bar recipe

Transfer your dough to your prepared baking dish.

lemon bar recipe

Spread evenly and now it’s time to bake! The hardest part is letting the bars cool!

lemon bar recipe

Once cooled, cut all edges off then cut into 9 squares. Drizzle with sweet icing before serving.

How Do You Make Icing?

  1. To prepare icing, place powdered sugar and powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl, whisking until smooth. Drizzle over bars before serving.

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lemon bar recipe

How Do I Store My Lemon Bars?

  1. Store your lemon bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  I enjoy these bars room temperate and chilled.  When they are cold, they have a nice chewy consistency.
Iced Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread Bars

Shortbread Lemon Bar Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings: 9
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Jenny
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Ingredients

  • 2 sticks softened butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppyseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer, beat butter, sugars, lemon curd, and lemon zest until well combined. Add flour, poppyseeds and salt, mixing to combine. Transfer dough to prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until baked through and edges golden. Remove and let cool completely. Once cooled, trim edges around bars then cut into squares.
  • To prepare icing, place powdered sugar and powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl, whisking until smooth. Drizzle over bars before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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36 Responses
  1. Mec

    Love following you & enjoy your recipes. On this one, for the icing, are you using lemon juice with the powdered sugar or flavoring? It reads “powdered sugar & powdered sugar”? I do make these frostings but didn’t know if lemon juice is in your recipe…..Thank you!

    1. It should read powdered sugar and heavy cream 🙂 Just edited. Thanks! Hope you enjoy. ….you can definitely add a little lemon juice to the icing if you’d like!

  2. These sound so good! We have to eat low sugar in our house and most lemon recipes have so much sugar that I can’t make them. These bars are ones I can easily convert to low sugar. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Holy guacamole those look delicious! Keep the lemon poppyseed recipes coming…I can’t get enough of them this Spring either! Usually I use lemon zest/juice but will look for lemon curd next time, thanks! 🙂

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