You must know that these are heavenly. If you like shortbread cookies, these have that delightful texture. The lemon with the strawberries just screams YUMMY SUMMER TREAT! I don’ t know why I don’t bake with strawberries more often….
Either way, they are not my recipe. I found them here, but you must, MUST make them.
Strawberry Lemon Cookie Bars w/ Lemon Glaze
Ingredients for the bars:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbs lemon zest
1 cup of room temperature butter
1 tbs of lemon juice
1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries (don’t use frozen please)
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of your electric mixer cream sugar and butter together.
Mix in egg, lemon juice and zest.
Mix in flour mixture.
Fold in diced strawberries by hand.
Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with foil. (I didn’t line the pan with foil, as you can see in my pictures. Thanks to Baker’s Joy spray, they turned out just perfect though. I had no trouble getting them out of the pan without obliterating them.)
Press dough into the bottom of the pan.
Bake for about 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
Let the bars cool before cutting and glazing.
For the Glaze
1 cup of confectioners sugar and the juice of half a lemon. Whisk together and pour over cut and cooled bars.