Lemon Bars with Maria Cookie Crust – Torta de Limão com Bolacha Maria
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like lemon bars and I know everyone, will love these! Enjoy!
6 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup flour
zest and juice of 4 or 5 large lemons
powdered sugar (for decoration)
1 package 7.05 oz Maria Cookies (coarsely ground) (I placed them in a ziplock and pounded with a kitchen mallet for a coarser ground)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
5 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
Mix the crust mixture in a bowl using a fork until well incorporated. Press the crust mixture into bottom of a ceramic or glass deep baking dish approximately 7 x 11 inches and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, whisk together flour, sugar and eggs in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Add the lemon zest and juice and mix until well blended.
Pour the mixture over the slightly cooled crust and bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until set. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Dust with powdered sugar and cut into desired squares. Enjoy!