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  • 1/3 cup margarine/butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp shredded lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • powdered sugar-optional



Step 1

beat margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. add 1/4 c of the sugar. beat until combined. beat in the 1 cup flour until crumbly. press into bottom of an ungreased 8x8x2 baking pan. bake in a 350 oven for 15-18 minutes or till just golden.

meanwhile, combine eggs, the remaining sugar, the 2 tbsp flour, lemon zest/juice, and baking powder. beat for 2 minutes or till thoroughly combined. pour over hot baked layer.

bake in 350 preheated oven for 20 minutes more or till lightly browned around the edges and center is set. cool over wire rack. sift powdered sugar over top if desired.

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