Favorite Lemon Squares
from Carole Walter's Great Cookies
1 cup margarine or butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 large eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar- (the recipe calls for superfine, but granulated works just as well)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (or bottled for a very subtle lemon flavor)
1 tbsp fresh lemon zest
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9x13 inch pan with aluminum foil for easy release and cutting. Lightly grease the foil with non-stick spray.
Place the margarine in a microwave safe bowl,
and stir until it comes together.
This is how you want your crust to look. About seven minutes before the crust is due to come out of the oven (depending if you're making the filling by hand or by mixer),
place the four eggs in a bowl and mix well for a couple of minutes.
Add the sugar to the bowl and mix vigorously until light and thickened. It might take awhile by hand, but your mixer should make short work of this.
Add the juice, zest, baking powder and salt,
mix well to combine.