Lemon Brownies

 Is there anything more stressful than getting a family picture taken?  It is impossible to get all 8 of us smiling, at the camera, at the same time.  I came to terms with that even before we left the house.
We had 145 pictures taken and I still had to try to pick the best one because absolutely none of them had us all smiling, looking at the camera together.
Some of my favorites were the goofy ones and those taken when we weren’t paying attention.  They definitely show our family’s true personality :)

I guess these really can’t be called brownies, but it is the best way to describe them so you can understand their texture.  Moist and dense = perfection.

All of my kids loved them, but a couple thought the glaze was too intense using both the lemon zest and the juice.  To me, it was perfect but you could certainly substitute some milk for the lemon juice.

Lemon Brownies
makes 9×13 pan
(recipe adapted from Bakergirl)
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 1/2 C sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 Tb freshly grated lemon zest (about 2 medium lemons)
1/4 C fresh lemon juice (about 2 medium lemons)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C flour

1 C powdered sugar
2 Tb fresh lemon juice
1 Tb freshly grated lemon zest

1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray the inside of a 9×13 glass pan with non-stick spray.
2.  Beat together with an electric mixer, the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, and scrape down the sides of the bowl after each addition.  Add the lemon juice, zest and salt.  Beat until combined.  Add the flour and mix just until combined.
3.  Spread the batter evenly in your pan and bake for 25 minutes until the edges are beginning to brown.  Cool completely before mixing together the glaze ingredients and spreading over the brownies.


  1. says

    Coming over from Friday Finds. These sound delicious, and I bet they will be a great summer treat. Thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    I just came across your blog from Finding Joy in My Kitchen. I LOVE your blog! I totally got sucked in with all your tasty meals and ended up going through your whole blog! I can’t wait to get to trying some of your recipes.

  3. Anonymous says

    I made these past weekend, they were so good!!!! Will make many more times, Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!

  4. Rikka says

    My dad would absolutely love these!! Im planning on making them this weekend, i just wanted to ask though, what is the exact measurement of 2 sticks of butter? Im in Australia and i think our packaging may be a little bit different than yours.

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