Lemonies (Lemony Brownies)

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Hey there, fellow dessert enthusiast! Are you ready to embark on a journey through the tantalizing world of Little Lemonies? Get ready to treat your taste buds to a burst of citrusy goodness in every bite!

So, what exactly are these delightful lemony squares all about? Picture this: a perfect blend of all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, fresh lemon juice, zest, and a touch of vanilla, all coming together to create a symphony of flavor that’s both refreshing and indulgent.

But hey, before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a moment to appreciate the versatility of Little Lemonies. Sure, the classic version is an absolute delight, but why not add your own twist? How about tossing in some blueberries for a burst of sweetness, or perhaps a hint of lavender for a floral touch? The possibilities are endless, my friend!

Alright, enough chit-chat, let’s get down to business. Here’s how you can whip up a batch of these lemony wonders:


For the Lemon Batter:

142g all-purpose flour
159g granulated sugar
A pinch of salt (about ¼ teaspoon)
¼ teaspoon baking powder
Zest from 1 large lemon
113g salted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Lemon Glaze:

86g powdered sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Zest of ½ lemon


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, ensuring it hangs over the sides for easy removal, or grease the pan thoroughly.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, baking powder, and lemon zest.

In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, eggs, egg yolk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.

Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until you have a smooth batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it out evenly.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.

Allow the lemonies to cool completely.

For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth.

Once the lemonies are cool, pour the glaze over the top, making sure to spread it evenly.

Refrigerate the glazed lemonies for 1-2 hours to allow the glaze to set.

Once set, use the parchment overhangs to lift the lemonies out of the pan and cut them into squares.

Serve chilled for maximum enjoyment, or at room temperature if you just can’t wait!

And there you have it! A batch of irresistible Little Lemonies that are sure to brighten up any occasion. So go ahead, indulge your sweet tooth and let the citrusy goodness transport you to dessert heaven! Enjoy!

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