Lemon Brownies

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3 minutes
September 24, 2021
Carole Jones
 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.
Lemon Brownies
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 🙂
Lemon Brownies

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.

Lemon Brownies

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.


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Lemon Brownies

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  • Yield: 18 bars 1x



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 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons 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.
  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 172
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 196mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 25g

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


9 years ago

Again, delicious !! Really my new lemon cake favorite recipe !

9 years ago

So glad to hear it Georgina

CM Johns
8 years ago

These are amazingly good!!! If you like lemon desserts, you will LOVE these. So easy too. My family loved them. The glaze is just right amount of sweet and tart. Thank you Carole!!

8 years ago

You are so welcome! I’m thinking now that it is getting warmer again around here, it is time to whip up another batch of these babies!

Jennifer Stahlheber
6 years ago

This is a go to recipe for me thqt I have been making since I discovered it before a family cabin trip. I am making them for a lunch for co-workers and the glaze recipe is no longer listed. The glaze is amazing and the perfect way to finish these delicious lemony brownies. Please re-post!
Thank you!

6 years ago

Thanks Jennifer! Will get that back on soon.

6 years ago

I agree with Jennifer- I have made these MANY times and thought there was a glaze recipe but no longer see it? I make my own up but would prefer to see what you suggest.

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