Ready in 45 minutes
A good knock-off recipe for lemon coolers. Tip of the hat to Recipe Cottage.com
"I added 1/8 tsp of lemon extract to make the cookies more lemony, and I upped the lemon powder to 3-4 tbsp since I like tangy stuff. I may omit the vanilla extract next time since I don't think it adds much to this recipe. The cookies came out really good, now I know how to satisfy my lemon craving. Next I will try making a lime version. You can find lemon and lime powder online, I got mine on ebay."
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Cream together sugars, shortening, egg, vanilla, and salt in
a large bowl.
3. Add the flour and baking powder. Add 1 tablespoon of water and
continue mixing until dough forms a ball.
4. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly onto a
lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until
cookies are light brown.
5. As cookies bake, combine 1 cup powdered sugar with the lemonade
drink mix in a large plastic bag and shake thoroughly to mix.
6. When the cookies are removed from the oven and while they are
hot, add 4 or 5 at a time to the bag and shake it until the cookies
are well coated. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
I like lemon so I ended up using more lemonade mix and I also used lemon juice in place of the water
Corwin26 2y ago
brendascott 3y agoJust made these cookies...added a tsp of lemon zest in the cookie dough mixture....absolutely delicious. Just as good as the cookies from Sunshine.....also used a bit more of the lemonade mix than the recipe called for...will definitely make again
Cstone09 4y agoReally good cookies! I put a half a tsp of lemonade mix into the cookie mixture as well as in the powered sugar.
crywaterbaby 5y agoI made these with the juice and zest of one lemon in the batter instead of vanilla and water and they brought a big pucker to our faces we loved them.
orangemarmalade 5y agoI do like these cookies but I added the zest of 1 lemon to kick up the lemon flavor in the cookie dough(APPROX 1T+1tsp) I find using zest instead of juice will produce a more 'sweet' concentrated flavor, without changing the recipe!
merestwins 6y agoHey, personally, I didn't care for the cookies. They weren't at all 'bad' just the cookies themselves were very bland and the coating was so mild. I wasn't a big fan of the texture of the cookies either.
sgrishka 6y agoThese 'copycat' lemon cookies turned out surprisingly good considering their made with a Kool-Aid style lemonade drink mix. Next time I may add some of the lemonade powder to the cookie dough and add a bit more to the powdered sugar to make them even more lemony.
robbiesmom 6y agoThis has become my 'go to' recipe for bringing something sweet to an event. Easy and elegant, they taste wonderful. The recipe provides enough dough for at least a couple dozen cookies depending on how little you make them. The cookies are yummy even without the lemony powdered sugar.
LHSH 6y agoI haven't made these yet but plan to so I want to know if I can substitute for the shortening and still get the same taste? Thanks.
myhumbleopinion 6y agoI tried this recipe twice. First time, I substituted fresh lemon juice for water. Just made sense, right? They tasted terrible. The vanilla extract and the lemon juice clashed. It was like your taste buds wanted you to go in two different directions. Second time, I stuck with water and they were fabulous. May try a third time, using lemon extract instead of vanilla extract?