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Lemon Date Squares

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  Soft butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Confectioners' sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sifted regular all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bran buds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Regular all purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped pitted dates 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon

1. In medium size bowl beat butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy; blend in the 1 cup flour, Bran Buds and lemon peel. Pat evenly into bottom of buttered 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan.
2. Bake in moderate oven (350° F.) about 20 minutes.
3. While crust bakes, in medium size bowl beat eggs until foamy; add granulated sugar gradually and beat until thick and lemon colored. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, salt, coconut, dates and lemon juice; spoon over partly baked crust.
4. Bake 30 minutes longer, or until top is firm and brown; cool. Cut into 2 1/2-inch squares. Serve topped with ice cream or whipped cream.

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Lemon Date Squares Recipe