This recipe was written on a lined index card and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy (front side only).

Handwritten Recipe For Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Mix together:

2 C flour
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 C oleo

Pat in greased 13×9 pan.

Bake 350° – 15 min.

Beat 3 eggs
2 C sugar
dash salt

Add juice of 2 lemons
Add rind of one lemon

(4 Tbs Real Lemon can be used as a substitute of lemon juice) I used juice of lemons


4 Tbs flour
1 tsp Baking Powder…sift together

Pour over baked bottom & bake 25 min. — 350

Run knife around edge while warm after baking.

Dust with powdered sugar.

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10 Responses to Lemon Squares Recipe Card – Handwritten

Amy M
Published 13 October, 2010 in 2:57 am

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Published 28 December, 2012 in 2:00 am

Looking for Hershey’s chocolate syrup cake I used to make in the mid 60’s.

Published 25 January, 2015 in 8:23 pm

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Bonny Glavin
Published 20 September, 2017 in 6:45 pm

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Published 20 December, 2022 in 10:05 am

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