Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lemon Cooler Cookies



Does anyone remember as kids having Lemon Cooler Cookies? I recall they came in a green box with a plate of the cookies on the front; they were covered in fluffy powder sugar and had an intense lemon flavor. I loved them and begged my mom every time we went to the store if she would get me another box. I have not had them in what seems like forever, I have not been able to find them at any of the stores I shop at, I was so thrilled when I found a recipe on the Internet for them. I made these lovely lemony cookies Sunday and everyone at home loved them and everyone at my work wanted more. My husband took some to three friends at one of his customer’s offices, and they all loved them too. I would strongly recommend a travel back to your child hood and enjoy some of these very flavorful lemon cookies.


1/2 C. - Powder Sugar
1/2 C. - White Granulated Sugar
1/3 C. - Butter Flavor Crisco
1 - Large Egg
1/2 Tsp. - Vanilla
1/8 Tsp. - Salt
1 1/2 C. - Cake Flour
1 1/2 Tsp. - Baking Powder
1 Tbs. - Water

Lemon Powder Sugar:

1 C. - Powder Sugar
1 Small Packet - Lemon Kool-Aid (unsweetened)

In a large bowl cream together the sugars, Crisco, egg, vanilla and salt. Add the flour and baking powder and the water. Mix until dough forms a ball. Roll rough into ¾ inch balls and flatten slightly onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 min. in a 325 degree oven. While the cookies are baking, combine the 1 cup of powder sugar and Kool-Aid in a large zippy bag, seal the bag and shake to mix. When the cookies are done baking drop a few at a time into the zippy bag and shake to coat with the lemon powder mixture. With all of the different flavors of Kool-Aid these days why stop at just lemon, I bet these would taste great in strawberry, orange and any flavor your family likes.


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17 comments:

Jennifer said...

My sister in law first introduced me to cookies similar to these! Since then I fell in love! THanks so much for this recipe!!! Yours look incredible!

Amanda said...

I have never heard of these but my mouth is watering just reading this! I LOVE lemon everything, I must try these, thanks!

Melody said...

I don't remember these. I guess I was more of a chocolate girl. They looks awesome though.

Sonya said...

Oh wow I've never had these..I love lemon though so will give these a shot!

Grace said...

kool-aid?!!? best use ever for that potent stuff!

Cathy said...

These cookies do sound delicious and I love the idea of using the Kool-aid in the frosting. So lemony refreshing.

teresa said...

mmmm, these made my mouth water! i love lemon flavored pastries!

Mini Baker said...

yummmy! lemon is my favorite! thanks for sharing :)
-Mini BAker

Katherine Aucoin said...

Thank you for finidn this and sharing this. These were one of my favorites too. When my girls were Girl Scounts, they sold these only one year and i was in heaven for a short period of time. I can't wait to make these!

Debbie said...

Never heard of these cookies. Maybe they didn't carry them in NY years back. Yours look wonderful and I would love to try them!

Cheryl said...

I bet Dad loves having you around!

biz319 said...

I never heard of these cookies before but I imagine they'd be very refreshing!

alittlerayofsunshine said...

Those were my favorite cookies ever, and I have been searching for a similar recipe forever! Thanks for this! :D

alittlerayofsunshine said...

Those were my favorite cookies ever, and I have been searching for a similar recipe forever! Thanks for this! :D

Kaitlin said...

These sound so yummy! I love anything with that bright lemon flavour.

angelia McGowan said...

They look wonderful! I have never heard of them before, but will have to give them a try!

Jerri said...

Those lemon coolers look delicious!

I'd like to invite you to come by for my blogiversary celebration. I'm having some giveaways and my cookie round is this coming up this week.

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