Glazed Citrus Butter Bars

Some days just call for a bit of sunshine; and if getting it from the great out doors is out of the question then baking up a batch of these bars will certainly cast a ray or two of sunshine on your kitchen and sunshiney smiles across faces.

Citrus Butter BarsUsually if I make anything but chocolate chip cookies I get a little push back from my kids.  They will eat other goodies, but they prefer chocolate chip cookies to all other forms of sweet finger foods.  Except for now.  They literally went bonkers for these bars!  My picky son ate four of them before I told him to stop because they were for Kens staff luncheon.

Citrus Butter BarsI am all about simplicity these days.  Keep it simple. Keep it simple.  Everyday I find myself saying this over and over again.  One way I’ve chose to keep life simple is by turning my beloved cookie recipes into bars.  They taste the same, but take a fraction of the time.  No going back to the oven five times over and inevitably I always burn the last pan of cookies! Argh nothing worse than wasted cookies!

Citrus Butter BarsThe hardest thing about these cookie bars is zesting and juicing the fruit.  (Which isn’t really that hard unless you don’t have a zester…well then can I ask you do you have a cheese grater?  There might be a zester side on it.  If not, you’re hosed.  You then need to buy one.  I’m sure they sell them at your grocery store.  Invest.  Invest in the sunshine of your people.  I have one similar to this.  This is not an affiliate thingamabobber, I’m just trying to help you understand what you need.)  You will need the zest of 6 citrus, I used lemons, limes, and oranges.  There will be some juice left over, just drink it!


IMG_9268Is the sun shining for you today?  It is not shining here.  I’m thankful the ground is white with snow, it makes everything seem clean an bright…at least.  Wherever you are, whatever the weather, you need to make these bars soon!

Happy Wednesday, Sheila

P.S. I could have said Happy Hu_p Day, but I dislike the word h_mP.  It’s a weird word, and reminds me of gross farm dogs that have not been neutered.  This word that rhymes with jump is my icky word.  Like some of you don’t like the words moist, rag, scum, fungi, barf and the likes…well now you know my word is a word that rhymes with dump another word that may be on your icky word list.

😉 mwah right in the kisser!

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  1. 1
    Tonya :

    Hello – these look delish! They should definitely brighten up our snowy winter. What size pan did you use?

  2. 2
    jude :

    These look fantastic!!
    What size pan do you recommend?

  3. 3
    carol :

    I would love to make these for guests this weekend but was wondering what size pan to use? I assume a 9×13 but just want to make sure.

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      OOps, I will make sure I put that at the top of the recipe, thanks for pointing it out. You need a 12×15″ baking pan, or sheet pan. Thanks!

  4. 4

    These are seriously gorgeous Sheila!!
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  5. 5

    The colors are so SPRING!! love it!

  6. 6
    Liz :

    Thanks for the recipe! I am also a chocolate chip cookie girl, but these look delicious and very light for a hot spring/summer day.
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