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Lemon Bars

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  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), divided
  Powdered sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sifted
  Butter/Margarine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4 , beaten
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lemon rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
  Lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 Teaspoon

Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Spoon flour mixture into an un greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan; press firmly and evenly into pan using finger tips.
Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
Combine remaining 1/2 cup flour and baking powder; set aside.
Combine eggs, 2 cups sugar, lemon rind, if desired, and lemon juice; stir well.
Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture, and pour over baked crust.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and set.
Cool on a wire rack.
Dust lightly with powdered sugar,and cut into bars.

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Lemon Bars Recipe