-sugar -kosher salt -vanilla or lemon extract -butter -flour -lemon zest -eggs -lemon juice -whole milk -powdered sugar
Pour the sugar, salt, and extract into a medium mixing bowl. Stir together until all ingredients are incorporated. Pour in the flour and melted dough. Combine until the mixture becomes a crumbly dough. Using your hands, press dough in the bottom of the prepared baking dish ensuring that it’s spread in an even layer.
Add the sugar, flour, lemon zest, salt, and vanilla to a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. On low speed, mix the ingredients until they are evenly dispersed. Add the eggs, lemon juice, and milk. Whisk the mixture until all ingredients are completely combined. Pour the lemon mixture over the top of the crust. Tap the dish on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles before placing in the oven.
When the lemon filling is set and the bars are a light golden brown, remove the baking dish from the oven. Allow it to cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator. Using the parchment paper sling, remove the bars from the baking pan and transfer to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, slice the lemon bars. Use a damp paper towel or clean dish towel to wipe the knife each time in order to get clean slices. Dust the lemon squares with powdered sugar before serving.
"These are easy and delicious to make. The filling is the perfect combination of sweet and sour/tangy. I will add these to my recipe collection for sure."