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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Friday, June 29, 2012

Lemon Brownies

For all you lemon lovers, here's another great recipe you will want to try for sure.  These bars are fabulous! They are not like traditional lemon bars at all. True to their name, they really do have a rich, brownie like texture, and the glaze is the perfect sweet/tart topping.

This recipe is making its rounds on the internet. I found this one on Becky Charms recipe blog.

If you are a lemon fan, this recipe is a MUST try!

Lemon Brownies

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 TB lemon zest
2 TB lemon juice

Tart Lemon Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
4 TB lemon juice
8 tsp lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease or spray with Pam Baking Spray, an 8x8 inch baking dish.

Zest and juice two lemons and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt.  Add softened butter and beat with a mixer until combined.

In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Add to flour/butter mixture and beat at medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Pour into baking dish and bake for 23-25 minutes or until just starting to turn golden around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Do not over-bake! Cool completely before glazing. 

To make the glaze, just whisk all the ingredients together.  Spread 1/2 the glaze over the brownies and let it harden.  Spread the remaining half over that, and let it harden again.  Cut into bars and serve.

This recipe is part of the Foodie Friends Blog Hop!

Happy Baking!


  1. They look really good! Thanks for joining the party!

  2. Oh Michael Ann, I am doing flips for these...I love lemon! And in a brownie? Excellent! Thank you for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday. Hope to see you again next week.

  3. Puckering up and ready to love them here!

    1. That seems like a lot of zest for the glaze, and Becky's says tsp, not T...do you use T? about to make these...lemons zested!

  4. Ok- these will def. be Cameron's 'welcome home' dessert tomorrow night!

  5. I definitely need to try these. Thanks for linking with Foodie Friday!

  6. What a great recipe! I just made vanilla brownies and this has me thinking of all sorts of variations. Pinned!

  7. Sounds wonderful...I wonder how they would be with white chocolate chips?!? Thanks for linking this up on Foodie Friends Friday =) Tracy @ Busy Vegetarian Mom

  8. OMggg,
    I am making these TODAY <3 Thank you. Xxx

  9. Just wanted you to know that we're doing the party AGAIN next Friday! So please link up with another great recipe! Your blog is really nice! I joined and will be heading over to your Facebook page in a few!

  10. Your creations ALWAYS look sooo inviting! MMM! I love love love lemon.

  11. You have such wonderful lemon recipes, may I suggest, Michael Ann, that you create a page devoted to your lemon-based recipes, making it easier to find them? Lemon's my favorite flavor, probably even more so than chocolate!

    1. I know you love your lemon, Monica! I might do a montage page, good idea!

  12. Wow that looks really interesting. The nest time I'm making a lemon desert I'll have to give these a try instead of lemon bars.

  13. I am completely into lemons lately - thanks for another wonderful recipe Michael Ann!

  14. Lemon brownies! These are so clever. I love lemon desserts - lemon bars, lemon meringue... now I have to try these brownies.

  15. These look fantastic! I am a lemon lover through and through. I am bookmarking and pinning this! Thanks.

  16. Mmm, I loved them too! I just wanted to say that in the recipe from BeckyCharms, the zest calls for 8 teaspoons, not tablespoons .. but far be it for me to deny anyone more lemon love! :) Enjoy everyone, and spread the recipe like you spread the glaze!

  17. Hello dear readers! I am so sorry about my lemon zest typo!!! As Becky so kindly pointed out, the zest amount for the glaze is 8 tsp, not 8 TB. Ack!!!


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