Lemon Sugar Cookie Bar

Ingredients:  tube of sugar cookie dough (divided), 8 oz of cream cheese (softened), 1/4 c. lemon juice, 2 T lemon zest (divided), 1/2 c. sugar


Heat oven to 350.

1.  Take a 9x9 dish and cover the bottom with foil.  Spray foil with cookie spray.  

2.  Press half of the cookie dough into the bottom of the pan evenly to form a crust.  Bake for about 25 minutes (until golden brown) in a 350 degree oven.  

3.  While the crust cools beat together the cream cheese, lemon juice, 1 T of lemon zest, and sugar.  Pour over cooled crust.  

4.  Top lemon mix with the second half of the cookie dough.  Crumble and spread all over the lemon filling evenly.  Bake at 350 for another 25 minutes (until cookie is browned on top).  

5.  Top with last 1 T. of lemon zest.  Cool and slice.  

*It took me two lemons to get enough lemon juice and zest for the dish.  

*By using the foil, you can lift it out of the pan easily for slicing.