Lemonade Brownies

I saw this recipe recently come across my Facebook feed and knew I had to make them!  What a delightful, summertime treat!  I am not a huge fan of sweets, but this sounded delicious! 

I recruited my older one and nephew while on a visit to see my family and they were my helpers in the kitchen.  These brownies take awhile to cool and then for the glaze to set – so plan ahead!  I had two very anxious boys ready to taste test!

They are so lemony and delicious – nothing better in this hot weather!  Thanks to Cookies and Cups for the recipe!

Lemonade Brownies
Makes one 8×8 pan
Recipe courtesy of Cookies and Cups

Brownies:

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup dry lemonade powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, plus 2 yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour, plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons prepared lemonade OR juice from one lemon, approximately 2-3 tablespoons (this is recipe, I required a little bit more liquid)
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray, set aside.

Cream butter, sugar and lemonade powder in mixer for about 2 minutes,until light and fluffy.  Add in egg and both yolks and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated.

Turn mixer to low and add in flour and baking powder. Stir until combined.

Spread batter into prepared pan.

Bake 15-20 minutes until edges begin to golden and center is JUST set. Do not over bake.

Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

For the glaze:

Stir powdered sugar, lemonade or lemon juice and zest in a small bowl and pour over cooled brownies.

Let glaze set for at least an hour before cutting into squares.

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