really. who doesn't love lemon? it's like right up there with chocolate, but completely the opposite.
i have a friend who loves lemon--i think about her whenever i see starbucks' lemon pound cake in the pastry display--so it was fun to surprise her at work with these lemon butter bars. mixing the shortbread by hand totally made me feel like a real chef. my cousin and i would always make the boxed version growing up. they'd almost never come out right and would always stick, so we'd end up eating it straight from the pan. i was proud to make these from scratch, and succeed.
*adapted from milk & honey cafe.