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Grandma’s Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

Easy to make Sugar Cookie Bars with a great Lemon flavor.

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


Lemon Sugar Cookie

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest if desired

Lemon Icing

  • 4 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water


Cookie Directions

  1. Spray a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl beat the sugar, butter and oil together.

  4. Add the eggs and mix in one at a time.
  5. Add the vanilla and the lemon juice. Mix to combine.
  6. Add the flour mixture and mix on a low speed until combined.
  7. Bake for 28-30 minutes, until top is lightly browned and the center is set.

Lemon Icing Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Once the cookie bar has cooled, drizzle the lemon icing on top and then serve.

Drop cookies

  1. You can make drop cookies with this recipe. Just make sure to refrigerator the dough for at least 30 minutes. Drop by the teaspoon onto a slightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.