Yogurt-Zucchini Bars

posted by origcyn 05-07-102 2:50 PM

Yogurt-Zucchini Bars

1/3 c. butter or margarine
1 1/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. lemon yogurt plus 2 T. (Or Key Lime Pie yogurt)
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. finely shredded zucchini
1 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon peel
1 T. butter or margarine
1 1/2 to 1 2/3 c. sifted confectioner's sugar

Grease a 9" square baking pan.

Cream 1/3 c. butter in a large bowl with mixer on medium to high speed, for about 30 seconds, or until softened. Add about half the flour, sugar, 1/2 c. yogurt, egg, baking powder and soda. Beat until thoroughly combined, scraping sides of bowl often. Stir in remaining flour. Stir in zucchini and 1/2 tsp. of the lemon peel.

Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake at 350F for 2-30 minutes, or till tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan on wire rack.

For frosting, beat 2 T. yogurt,1 T. butter, remaining lemon peel and confectioner's sugar for about 30 seconds. Spread over cooled cookies. Cut into bars. Store covered or in refrigerator. Makes 24 bars.

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