Lemon Cream Bars Recipe

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Lemon Cream Bars are Lusciously creamy and bursting with bright lemon flavor. Deliciously crumb bars start with a cookie mix and have a zesty lemon filling.

Lemon Cream Bars

Lemon Cream Bars

Deliciously buttery crumb bars stuffed with a zesty lemon cream filling and white chocolate chips! These lemon bars are very easy to make.

I don’t know which one came first running 8 miles because I wanted the dessert or rewarding myself with the dessert because I ran 8 miles!

Lemon Cream Bars


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  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 1 package Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 lemon juice 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips optional
Lemon Cream Bars

Lemon Cream Bars Method

This easy dessert has a sweet sugar cookie crust that uses a mix. Sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice make a luscious filling More cookie crumbles are sprinkled on top. Gooey and rich, Lemon Cream Bars are much like a Lemon Blondie.

Lemon Cream Bars

Cookie mix, butter, and an egg

Grating lemon zest.

add lemon zest

Doughy mixture in a bowl.

mix until crumbly

Basel layer of dessert.

pat half of dough mixture in 8×8 pan

liquid batter in a bowl.

mix sweetened condensed milk with lemon juice

Base of the dessert.

bake layer of dough

dessert with crumbly topping.

remove dough and pour milk over, then crumble remaining cookie dough mixture on top

Lemon Cream Bars

Bake until golden brown. Cool and cut into squares. Lastly, enjoy every single delectable crumb!

Lemon Cream Bars

I use this sugar cookie mix.

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Lemon Cream Bars

Lemon Cream Bars

Lemon Cream Bars are Lusciously creamy and bursting with bright lemon flavor. Deliciously crumb bars start with a cookie mix and have a zesty lemon filling.
Author: Paula
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 slices


  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 1 package Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 lemon juice 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 8×8 baking dish with non-cook spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, butter and egg. Mix until crumbly.
  • Press half the sugar cookie mix in bottom of dish. Bake 15 minutes.
  • While that mixture is baking, mix sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice.
  • Carefully, pour milk mixture over crust. Crumble remaining cookie mixture on top.
  • Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
  • Store in refrigerator.
  • *You could also use oatmeal cookie mix or chocolate chip cookie dough mix and omit the lemon zest and juice.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 151mg | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These bars are delicious. I bake them last weekend. I will definitely bake them again. Yum!

  2. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. I'm going to have to pin this for future treats. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  3. They were too good, I ate almost the whole batch by myself. ugh 😉
    Thank you so much and thanks for the feature. I grabbed a button. Been loving your blog!

  4. I love lemon bars. These look delicious! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one!

  5. Nothing quiet like lemon cake in the summer. Thanks for sharing your recipe on foodie friday.

  6. Thanks. I love it too. I actually did 3 for a very long time. It took a while to get to 8. Anything is good, keep at it!

  7. These sound awesome! I love sweetened condensed milk…but the calories 😛 The fact that you ran 8 miles is pretty awesome too….I can barely get 3!

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