National Charity League (NCL) is a mother-daughter organization which teaches girls how to serve their community by volunteering for other non-profit philanthropic organizations. There are specific volunteer hours which are to be met, as well as meetings to attend and office positions to be held. It fosters responsibility, leadership, community & cultural awareness, as well as a strong mother-daughter relationship.
- 2 sticks SOFTENED Butter (if not softened, your crust will come out too crumbly)
- ½ cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 cups Flour
- 4 Eggs beaten
- 2 cups Sugar
- ¼ cup Flour
- Juice of 1 Lemon (recipe calls for ¼ cup fresh lemon juice; I usually use 1/3 cup because I usually get that much from a medium lemon for even more lemon-y flavor :)
- Zest of 1 Lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
(See how it's barely starting to turn golden on the edges; that means it's done. Remember, it's going back into the oven again with the lemon filling, so you don't want it to get overcooked then.)
ALLOW IT TO COOL (it actually takes a while to really cool)
Then dust with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and cut into squares:
Look at this yummy shortbread crust:
And the soft, gooey, lemony filling!
Makes 18 large square servings: