Lemon Brownies



I had a bowl of lemons staring at me on the kitchen table, leftovers from Saturday night’s chicken piccata. It was cold and windy on Sunday, I thought that maybe by making something citrusy I could jumpstart spring. It was still cold and windy when I finished baking, but at least there were lemon brownies, hot coffee, Netflix, and a faux fur throw on the sofa.

For the brownies:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8″x 8″ baking dish and set aside.

2. With an electric mixer, beat flour, sugar, salt, and butter until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest, then add to the flour/butter mixture. Beat for a few minutes until smooth. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Test the center with a toothpick, it should come out clean. Let the brownies cool.

For the glaze: 

  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon warm water

1. Sift the confectioners sugar into a small bowl. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and warm water, whisk to combine.

2.  Pour over cooled brownies, and spread with a rubber spatula or butter knife. Let glaze set, and slice into bars.

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2 Responses to Lemon Brownies

  1. They look wonderful, Tina. I have to try. My husband likes anything lemon. If they are as good as your lemon bars then I will be a very happy camper! I like the idea of having a cozy throw on a cold night, with coffee and these little dainties. Perfection.

  2. Tina says:

    Jim will like these, they’re very lemony! I think they’d be good even without the glaze.

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