Wednesday, September 10, 2008

one of my favorite cookies

**No, I don't eat lemons with my cookies, but I had to make sure I got the point across that these are LEMON cookies :)**
So one of my favorite memories from childhood is eating cookies, reading books, and watching full house while curled up in a ball sitting with my dad on the couch. One of his favorite cookies was a cookie called Lemon Coolers (anyone else remember those?!) they were like a shortbread cookie with a cool lemon powdered sugar coating. They were messy but so yummy. My dad would get a paper towel and put about 8 on it and share with me. But about 10 years ago (or something like that) they went off the market :(

I was thinking about those cookies a couple weeks ago and went on a search for a copycat recipe. I believe I found one, and I am so happy. They were so easy and fun to make, not like a lot of other cookies, very crisp and sweet.
So now I share with all of you.

Lemon coolers:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
3 Tbsp lemonade concentrate
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon water

Powdered sugar mixture:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 package lemon flavored powdered koolade

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
In large bowl cream together first 6 ingredients
Add salt flour and baking powder and mix
Add water and mix until it becomes a thick dough

Roll into small 3/4 inch balls and put onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown and the bottoms are getting darker.

Put lemon/powder sugar mixture into ziplock bag and mix.

After cookies are out of the oven for about 2 minutes and still warm place a few in the bag at a time and toss in powdered sugar mixture until fully coated and put onto cooling rack.
Then enjoy!!


Blogger lindsay>boo said...

I used to watch full house growing up too. I've never had lemon coolers though. I may have to try making them!

September 10, 2008 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous randi said...

Maybe this runs in the family since I love lemon coolers too. I always liked that they felt cold while you ate them.

We will be trying this recipe, for sure!

September 10, 2008 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I liked them. AND now I'm totally craving that peanut butter pie.

ps. can we have a word about the word verification??? seriously I hate it.

September 11, 2008 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Reba said...

I tried something similar with limes a week or so ago. can't wait to try these.

September 11, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger tharker said...

Yum and Yum!!! Thanks for always sharing your delicious recipes!

And thanks for getting rid of the word ver. ;)

September 16, 2008 at 9:19 AM  

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