Easy Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars

These easy lemon bars have a sweet sugar cookie crust topped with a tangy lemon cheesecake filling and then topped with more sugar cookie crumble. The perfect balance of sweet and tangy. These lemon bars were everything I could have dreamed of and then some on my birthday. I don’t need a present. I need sweet sugar cookie crust, topped with silky smooth lemon cheesecake filling, and then more soft sugar cookie crumbled on top.


Sugar cookie crust:

  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • Lemon cheesecake:
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest divided
  • 1/2 Cup sugar


  1. For the bars:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
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