Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

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Lemon is the mother of all flavors! You’ll know what we mean when you make this Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars recipe. These bars taste blissful just like the fancy old bakery-style dessert. This easy and delicious dessert is comprised of two decadent layers. The base is made of a simple yet buttery sugar cookie dough, and the top layer is an amazing lemon flavored cheesecake filling that will melt in your mouth instantly. These lemon bars are perfect for any occasion and taste so good that they might not last long in your house. In fact, this easy and delicious dessert is so good that you’ll want to miss your dinner just to dig into this yummy treat. This easy lemon dessert recipe is a perfect addition to your morning coffee as well. You’re going to relish every bite of these tangy bars. You’ll notice how these bars have just the right amount of tartness and never too overpowering and that’s why they also happen to be one of the best dessert recipes ever. The from-scratch buttery crust is infused with fresh lemon juice to make the crust a little bit more tender. Lemon juice or any sour ingredient like yogurt or sour cream is known to tenderize the gluten in the flour to give better results in baked goods. You can also add freshly grated lemon zest to infuse the flavor in this crust.

The cheesecake filling in this recipe tastes best when refrigerated for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. That is because cheesecake is something that gains flavor as it sits and ages in the fridge. You’ll notice that it tastes better after a day or two. Always keep in mind if you want a smooth, lump-free cheesecake, you need to bring the cream cheese to room temperature. This helps in blending the remaining ingredients seamlessly and results in a smooth satin texture to the cream cheese. Some healthy substitutions you can add while making this lemon bars recipe is to combine 1/2 cup oat flour and 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour. You can re-adjust and reduce the sugar if you want by combining 1/2 cup raw demerara sugar with slightly less than 1/4 cup white sugar.

Lemon desserts recipes are also a wonderful addition to brighten up family meals. They bring in so much flavour to the table during mealtime. The fact that lemon is such a versatile and tangy fruit to prepare desserts with makes them the most desired flavor among fruity ones. In this recipe, it essential to use the real lemon juice rather than just using artificial lemon extract. When it comes to lemon desserts recipes, nothing can replace a real lemon flavor. Sure it is extra effort to squeeze the lemon juice, but it is well worth your efforts. Use a zester to achieve a finely textured lemon zest or the small side of a grater and then chop it up, so you have small pieces of zest. Besides its flavor, there are many nourishing lemon health benefits such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C and A which makes lemons medicinal.

This Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars recipe is chewy, crumbly, and one of the best dessert recipes ever. All the amazing textures and flavors in this dessert is something you’re going to remember it for. What more does one want? Thank you to Maria at the Two Peas & Their Pod recipe blog for sharing this homemade Easy Lemon Crumb Bars recipe with us. Do check out Julie’s recipe blog for the very best baking recipes. Make this heavenly lemony goodness today!

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