A sugar cookie and a lemon brownie combined for an all out fresh burst of summer on your taste buds in these Lemon Brookies!

Lemon Brookies -- From Gate to Plate #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

Welcome to Day #5 of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-host by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps. With summer quickly approaching and Memorial Day in a few weeks, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your Memorial Day activities. Each day we will be serving up a variety of different appetizers, main dishes, desserts, decor, printables and more all centered around the up-coming Memorial Day. We hope you enjoy all of these wonderful ideas. Tune in each day starting with Monday, May 12 and ending on Saturday, May 17. We have great prizes up for grabs throughout the week so you will not want to miss out on any of the days! Follow #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our spectacular ideas and giveaways!

Lemon Brookies -- From Gate to Plate #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

Can you believe until a few months ago I had no idea what a “brookie” was… When I seen a few recipes floating around on Pinterest… I was all sorts of confused. When I hear “brookie” I’m thinking.. “Yo, are you meaning a brooskie, cuz I’m down for one of those :P”. Give me a brooskie, bro! Just kidding. Or am I? Yeah, I don’t know either.

Anyways… A Brookie. A Brownie. A Cookie. What a wonderful combination! These Lemon Brookies have a sugar cookie bottom and a lemon brownie top. Delicious. I mean the cookie is so tender and the lemon is not your “normal” brownie, but more on the edge of a baked custard type… I’m still going with a Brookies though! Don’t judge and don’t argue! :) 

Are you wondering how this relates to Memorial Day?! Psh, well when it’s 100* outside and you need something light and refreshing, lemon is usually going to do the trick for you. Right? This bar is packed with lemon and packs a serious citrus punch. If you’re a lemon lover you will love this! Serve it up at your next potluck, party, or picnic. You won’t have to worry about taking any home with you. The filling really tastes like lemonade too and no I’m not crazy! 

Lemon Brookies -- From Gate to Plate #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

Lemon Brookies
Serves 6
A sugar cookie. A lemon brownie. Combined.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
  1. Sugar Cookie Bar
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 egg yolk
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  7. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  12. Lemon Brownie
  13. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  14. 2/3 cup sugar
  15. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  16. 3/4 cup flour
  17. 2 eggs
  18. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  19. 1 lemon juice + zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F and line a 8x8 or 9x9 square baking dish with aluminum foil, grease.
  2. Sugar Cookie
  3. Cream together to butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the egg and yolk.
  5. Add the vanilla.
  6. Sift in dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Press cookie dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake at 350*F for 25-30 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  9. Remove from oven and prepare brownie.
  10. Lemon Brownie
  11. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  12. Sift the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix until light and fluffy.
  13. In a small bowl combine the eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and zest.
  14. Add the liquid to the butter mixture and mix until smooth.
  15. Carefully spread the brownie batter onto the cookie crust (crust will still be slightly giggly).
  16. Bake at 350*F for 20-30 minutes or until set (I bake until it starts to slightly bubble)
  17. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.
  18. Cut into bars when completely cooled.
  19. Serve.
  20. Optional**Dust with powdered sugar
  1. **Yields 12 bars depending on how big/small you cut them**
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Lemon Brookies -- From Gate to Plate #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

Looking for more ideas? Check out the rest of the Kick Off to Summer Week bloggers below!

Lemon Brookies by From Gate to Plate
Easy Red Wine Strawberry “Coolers” by Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Memorial Day: How to Make a Wreath by Lil Huckleberries
Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches with Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Perfect Fresh Lemonade by Forty Eighteen
Sparkling Cupcakes by Lady Behind the Curtain
Seaside Pasta Salad by The Freshman Cook
Crumb Topped Blueberry Pie by It’s a Keeper
Peanut Butter Mousse Pie by Life on Food
Fiesta Fruit Slush by Little Dairy on the Praire

Thanks for stopping by and joining us for another day of the Kick Off to Summer Series! Tomorrow we will be wrapping up the party with a big giveaway, so be sure to stop back in to find out what it is!! 

But before you go… Don’t forget to check out the previous days…

Day #1 — Margarita Grilled Shrimp Skewers & Pick Your Plum Giveaway
Day #2 — Soft Butterscotch S’more Cookies
Day #3 — Lemon Honey and Rosemary Grilled Chicken Skewers & Gourmet Garden Giveaway
Day #4 — Macaroni Egg Salad & World Market Giveaway

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow!! Have a great day :)

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