Sweet Lemon Memories

Mom died a year and a half ago. She was a big part of our lives. I find that when I miss her most it helps to cook something she loved. It brings happy memories. So today, for my birthday, I made one of her favorite cookies: Lemon Bars.

As with many of my recipes, we change it  to be Gluten-Free. For this recipe you only need to replace regular all purpose flour for those of you who do not need to follow a gluten-free diet.


Lemon Bars

Tools I need:Lemon Bars

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Pastry Cutter
  • 9 x 9 inch pan
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Food I need:

  • All Purpose Flour (GF version used here: Tom Sawyer Flour)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Rind


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine in mixing bowl:
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  3. Cut into the flour mixture with pastry cutter until it creates pea sized mixture
    • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  4. Press into the 9×9 pan
  5. Bake crust for 12 minutes for GF, 15 minutes for non GF.
  6. While crust is baking combine:
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
    • 1 tsp lemon rind
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 3 Tbsp Flour
  7. Pour the mixture on top of the baked crust.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cut while warm.

About Joan

I am first, and foremost, the mother of two amazing young men. One of them has Down syndrome, Autism, Celiac Disease, and uses few words. I focus my work on providing support, training, and creating tools that will create quality lives, quality health, and connected community for him and his peers. It's true. We can all have a quality life, with quality health, and connected communities in which we thrive. Let's go on this walk together! You can learn more about me and my work at www.DownSyndrmeNutrition.com
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