Guest Post...Petite Insanities

Have you met Secia over at Petite Insanities? She is an LA based lady with a love of vintage, her Mister and their sweet pup Cooper! Right now she is participating in 30 days of lists and let me tell you... I can totally relate to her!! Are you all ready for a sweet treat from the lovely Secia? Well ready or not she so graciously shared this yummy recipe with us...

Simple Lemon Bars

Hi! My name is S├ęcia from over at petite insanities! I'm so happy to have the opportunity to participate in the lovely Christina's Bloggerversary celebrations. When she first asked if I'd like to post something to celebrate, I knew exactly what I wanted to do… I've been dying to try this lemon bar recipe for months and finally had an excuse! I have to say, they're fantastic and super easy to make. They've even inspired me to have a tea party this summer. Make sure to make a couple of batches because these things go FAST!


Here's what you need…

For the crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted but not hot

For the filling:
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Fit a piece of foil across the pan bottom and up 2 of the sides. Make sure the foil overhangs to the pull bars from the pan. Spray again with vegetable cooking spray.

Mix flour, salt and confectioner’s sugar in a medium bowl; stir in butter to form dough. Press dough into pan bottom (the bottom of a measuring cup dipped in flour helps press it down evenly). Bake until pale golden, about 20 minutes.


While pastry bakes, whisk eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice and zest in a medium bowl.

Remove pan from oven. Add lemon mixture and continue to bake until just set; about 20 minutes longer. Let cool in pan for a few minutes and then using foil handles, pull bars from pan and set on a wire rack. Cool until room temperature. Cut into 1x1 inch squares, dust lightly with more confectioner's sugar and serve.

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Makes about 36 delicious bars.

Happy Bloggerversary, Cookie Louise Pleaze!



These look so yummy, I think they would make a great treat for your Independence Day celebrations this weekend! Give them a try and head over to the petite insanities blog and let Secia know how much you enjoyed them... while you're there dont forget to check out her Etsy shops!

loves- Cookie Lousie


  1. Miss Cookie Louise Pleaze please make some for home team friday.

  2. Oh my.....I NEED THESE NOW!!!