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Lisa G's Lemon Bars

Updated 11:04 PM EST, Thu, Jun 24, 2010

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These toothsome bar cookies are a bit tart, yet perfectly sweet—just like their creator, radio personality, "Lisa G" Glasberg. Condensed milk makes them irresistible.
 
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cup oatmeal (not instant)
Juice of 3 lemons
Zest of 3 lemons
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
Frosting and candy such as jelly beans and m&ms (optional)

Make crust: Cream butter and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed. Beat in flour and oatmeal.

Stir lemon juice and zest into condensed milk.

Butter a 9" x 13" baking pan. Press two-thirds of the dough into the pan. Spread lemon-and-milk mixture evenly over the crust. Sprinkle pieces of the remaining dough like streusel on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minues, until golden. Let cool. Slice into 1-inch squares and decorate with frosting and candied toppings if desired. 

First Published: Jun 24, 2010 4:39 PM EST
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