Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust

As I’ve mentioned before, lemon bars are my absolute favorite dessert!  It’s funny, but in my family of five, I was the only person who loved lemon bars, so I got to eat them all. Being the baby, they were probably the only food I got to get the last bites of.

I used to thumb through my mom’s old “Southern Living” cookbooks and dog-ear every lemon bar recipe they had. I think there was a month stretch where I made lemon bars just about every weekend. And ate them all, too!

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Lemon Bar Cupcakes

Nothing says summer to me like lemon bars, and despite the frost I woke up to this morning, summer is definitely around the corner!

Lemon bars have always been my favorite dessert, but the sugary filling can often be too much, especially in the summer heat. But I couldn’t let that keep me away from my favorite treat!

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