My sister, Maggie, came over a couple nights ago and had a hankering for a sweet and tangy treat!  She found this super simple recipe for Lemon Brownies so we decided to give it a try.

Zest and juice 2 to 3 lemons!

Zest and juice 2 to 3 lemons!

Here is what you need for the “brownie”…

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 tbsp lemon zest
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

And for the “glaze”…

1 cup powdered sugar
4 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 tbsp lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with baking spray and set aside.

Whisk eggs, lemon zest and juice

Whisk eggs, lemon zest and juice

Zest and juice two lemons and set them aside too.

Mix the softened butter, flour, granulated sugar and pinch of salt in a medium bowl.

Add eggs mixture to the flour mixture and beat until creamy

Add eggs mixture to the flour mixture and beat until creamy

In another bowl, whisk the eggs, lemon zest (2 tbsp) and juice (2 tbsp) and then pour into the flour mixture.  Beat until smooth and creamy!

Pour into the baking dish and bake for 23-25 minutes (until the edges are golden…you can also give it the toothpick test).

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Allow them to cool completely and start making the glaze!

For the glaze...whisk powdered sugar and remaining lemon zest and juice!

For the glaze…whisk powdered sugar and remaining lemon zest and juice!

Sift the powdered sugar in a bowl and add the remaining lemon zest and juice.  Whisk together and spread half the glaze over the brownies with a spatula.

Let the glaze set for a bit and then spread the remaining on top.

Bake for 23-25 min at 350 degrees

Bake for 23-25 min at 350 degrees

Cut into squares and enjoy!!

Super Simple Lemon Brownies...Enjoy!

Super Simple Lemon Brownies…Enjoy!