Pre-Heat Oven to 350
Grease 2 8x8x2 pans or a larger than 9x13 baking pan
3/4 C. Butter at room temp
1/2 C. Sugar
2 C. Flour
1/2 t. Lemon Zest
1 1/2 C. sugar
1/2 t. lemon zest
6 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. Baking powder
beat butter for 3o seconds, add the 1/2 c. sugar and 1/2 t. salt beating till fluffy.
Stir in the 2 C. flour and lemon zest, pat the dough into the bottom of the pans evenly. Bake for 15 min.
Meanwhile beat the eggs and add the sugar, flour, lemon peel, lemon juice, and baking powder.
Beat 3 min or till slightly thickened. Pour over baked crust. Bake for 25 to 30 min longer till light golden brown around the edges and center is set. Cool. Sift Powdered Sugar over top if desired.
Cut into squares makes 32.
Note: If you add some cornstarch to your powdered sugar and sift together it will hold up longer on top without melting! (not sure of the proportions but I would start with adding say 1 t. to one cup)