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Lavender Lemon Bars

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min

Makes

2 dozen

Hints of lavender and lemon zest in the crust make these treats a favorite. —Judith Hilinski, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the flour, almonds, lavender and lemon zest; beat until crumbly. Pat into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in another small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, eggs and lemon juice; beat until frothy. Pour over hot crust. Return to oven and bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 185 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.