Lemon Brownies

April 26, 2011

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I ran across this recipe from Red Couch Recipes and knew this would be perfect to make for Easter.  They are lemony, sweet and very moist little brownies.  Very simple to make indeed and everyone loved them. I was hoping to make them into brownie bites like Jani did in her post, but time was running short and I just cut them into yummy squares.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour; 1 1/2 cups sugar; 1 teaspoon salt; 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature; 4 eggs; Juice from 1 lemon; Zest from 1 lemon

In your mixer add the flour, sugar and salt, mix.

Then add two sticks of softened butter,

beat until fine and grainy.  Be sure to scrape the bowl.

In a separate bowl, add the four eggs

Zest of 1 lemon

and juice of the whole lemon.

Mix the egg  mixture well.

Then slowly pour into the flour mixture, mixing until flour is incorporated.

Spray the 9″ x 13″ pan very well.

Pour in the brownies and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile make the glaze.

Glaze: 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, additional lemon zest for garnish

Add powdered sugar and lemon juice

Mix until slightly thick, but pourable.  Adjust the amount of juice to reach the desired thickness.

Then stir in more lemon zest.

Pull the brownies out when they slightly brown around the edges and the toothpick pulls out clean.  Set aside to cool.

I made two batches, and laughed at how different they looked in consistency, not sure the difference, but thought it was funny.

Once the brownies are cooled, pour the glaze on top.

and enjoy!

Print This RecipeLemon Brownies

from Red Couch Recipes

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter; room temperature
4 eggs
Juice from 1 lemon
Zest from 1 lemon


1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Additional lemon zest for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line the bottom only of a 9X13X2-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with Pam. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt; add butter. Stir together eggs, juice from 1 lemon and zest from 1 lemon; stir into batter and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set, use a toothpick to check. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
This makes a very soft brownie.

Glaze:  If making brownies, only use 1 cup of powdered sugar.  When brownies are cool prepare glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and 2 tablespoon lemon juice.  You want a stiff glaze.  If too stiff add more lemon juice.  If making brownies then drizzle over brownies and sprinkle with additional lemon zest.

If you want to make the brownie bites, roll cooled brownies into bite-sized balls.  Make sure you don’t include any light brown crusty parts — save those for your children.  You want a smooth-textured brownie bite.  Then add 2-3 teaspoons of glaze to each brownie bite and work with hands to incorporate and re-roll back into ball.  Pipe glaze on each ball and while glaze is wet add lemon zest.  If desired, using a sieve, sprinkle powdered sugar on the bites.

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Candi @ Family Stamping and FOOD! April 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

YUM! Lemon is perfect for spring! And love those eggs!


Cassie April 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Those look SOOOO good!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace April 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Oh yum! Anything lemony is my favorite. These lemon brownies look wonderful and easy, too! Even better. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


Rachel - A Southern Fairytale April 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm

i love these lemon bars! YUM!

Your blog looks wonderful! It’s obviously been too long since I visited!


Kim McCallie April 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

These look great! I’m a big fan of lemon bars and orange brownies so I know I would like them. Found you on Prairie Story linky party. I’m having a linky party on my blog and would love to have you. It’s at A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday: http://prairiestory.blogspot.com/2011/04/recipe-swap-thursday-35.html



Kim McCallie Reply:

@Kim McCallie,

Sorry, I meant to post the link to my blog: http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/04/sweet-indulgences-sunday-1.html


carolinaheartstrings April 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

Wow does those look fantastic. I love lemon anything.


Alyssa April 28, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Hey! I’m having a linky party called A Themed Baker’s Sunday where this weeks theme is LEMONS! I’d love for you to link this recipe on my blog! See you there!


Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies April 29, 2011 at 8:27 pm

The more I see these brownies the more I’m convinced that I must make them and soon. They look super. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-15.html


Miz Helen April 30, 2011 at 8:42 am

Hi Sweet Pea,
Oh my goodness, we are going to love these wonderful Brownies. They look so good, just love the lemon! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!


Alyssa May 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

Congrats! You were in the top 6!!! Glad you could come and join this week. Hope to see you this next week with our new theme: CHOCOLATE!


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