Friday, July 23, 2010

Pink Lemonade Shortbread Bars

These buttery rich lemon glazed bars are delicious with hot or iced tea.  You'll want to grate the peel of your lemon before you squeeze the juice from it.

What you will need:
1 1/2 C butter
2/3 C powdered sugar
2 T grated lemon peel
1 T lemon juice
2 2/3 C flour

Lemon Glaze
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
2 T lemon peel

1/3-1/2 C lemon juice
1 drop red food coloring.

Heat oven to 350.  Lightly grease jelly roll pan with vegetable spray.  Beat butter, sugar, lemon peel,  & lemon juice until creamy.  Add flour.  Combine until well mixed.  Press batter into prepared pan.  You will have to flour your hands several times to prevent sticking. 

Bake 20-20 min.. or until light golden brown.

While bars are baking, prepare the lemon glaze.  Mix all the ingredients until spreadable.  Add the lemon juice a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency.  Pour over bars while they are still warm.  When completely cooled cut bars into small squares or diamond shapes.  Be gentle as bars are fragile. Store in a covered container.  Enjoy with a delicious cup of tea or a wonderfully cold glass of frosty iced tea.