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Iced Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread Bars

Shortbread Lemon Bar Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best lemon bar recipe, best lemon bars, best shortbread cookie recipe, easy lemon bars, lemon bar recipe, lemon bars, lemon poppyseed, shortbread bars, shortbread bars recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 216kcal
Author Jenny


  • 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


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


  • 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.


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