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Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies are dessert bars that are dense and moist with a lemony flavor and topped with a sweet glaze.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks / 226 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • cups (350 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • cups (285 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Glaze (Optional)

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water, or lemon juice (if want more lemon flavor)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a 9x9-inch pan by lining it with parchment paper (or lightly grease and flour). (You could use a 9x13-inch pan for more servings, but the bars will be thinner.)
  • In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Stir well.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually stir the flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture until completely combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake 35-45 minutes, or until the edges are turning golden brown. (If you are using a 9x13-inch pan, bake for 25-30 minutes.)
  • Allow brownies to cool before glazing.

Glaze

  • In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and water and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the glaze over the cooled brownies and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal