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Lemon Oatmeal Bars
1 cup (2 sticks butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups oatmeal (quick or old-fashioned)
Juice of 3 lemons or more
Zest of 2 lemons, finely chopped
Zest of 1 orange, finely chopped
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
Cream butter and sugar, then add the flour and oatmeal to make the dough (it will be a little crumbly). Set aside.
Stir juice and zest into the sweetened condensed milk. Set aside.
Press 2/3 of dough into prepared pan.
Spread the lemon/milk mixture evenly over the top of the dough.
Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top, press down lightly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden.
Cool for at least 1 hour for easy slicing.
Slice into 1-inch squares.
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