Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds

by Irvin on December 18, 2013 · 2 comments

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Looking for a fun, festive Lemon Cookie Bars recipe? Try this easy recipe that adds cream cheese frosting and sparkling ruby red pomegranate seeds on top!

Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds. Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

I have an exceedingly prolific lemon tree in our backyard. Though we have other fruit trees out there, most of them are picked over by the birds but they leave the lemons alone. Even though I’m not the only one that goes back there to pick lemons anymore (apparently my next door neighbor has discovered his love of lemons recently), we still have a hard time keeping up with the fruit. Turns out I hadn’t made a lemon cookie in awhile so I plucked a few lemons down, went to town on them, and whipped up these Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Lemon Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting and Pomegranate Seeds. Photo and Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.comLemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds. Recipe and Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Of course, with all the heavy chocolate and deep rich ginger spice that I’ve been baking with here at the Eat the Love headquarters (I say that as if I’m a giant corporation, and not a sole person hanging out in my tiny 1 bedroom which I share with my partner AJ) I’ve been looking for a bit of a break. Thankfully wintertime fruit isn’t just about apples and pears either (as much as I love them). Citrus is king around these parts!

Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds. Photo and Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love. www.eatthelove.com

Of course, I’m a huge fan of pomegranates too. AJ adores the brightly colored ruby red seeds, popping them in his mouth by the handful. I personally find it extremely satisfying to deseed a pomegranate, but if you find it too fussy, you can certainly buy just the plain pomegranate seeds from a place like Trader Joe’s. The sweet tart cream cheese frosting binds the lemon cookie bar to the seeds tying it all together. A perfect bright little alternative to sweet butterscotch cookies with triple chocolate chips or chocolate double rye cookies with a holiday feel!

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Katrina @ WVS December 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

These are SO pretty. I love lemon bars!

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Kathy - Panini Happy December 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I’d love to help you out with your abundant lemon problem!! :-) I said I’d get a tree last year, this year I mean it. These are so pretty with the pomegranate seeds!

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