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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lemon Cooler Cookies

When I was growing up they sold a boxed cookie called Lemon Coolers.  They were light, lemony deliciousness.  Recently on the blog, "Uncommon Designs" I came across a recipe for these cookies.
They are perfect for the summer.  They only make 3 dozen so portions aren't a problem--anyway they are gone before you even become worried about that.  My gand daughter thought they were so good that we should just sit and eat them all and not worry about sharing with anyone.  To her disappointment, she got 3 and we saved the rest.

2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
The topping:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

Preheat your oven to 350.  Then line cooky sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Beat butter, powdered sugar and regular sugar until well creamed.
Mix in vanilla, eggs, and lemon extract.
Then add flour, baking powder and salt.
Finally add in the lemon juice, and the zest.
Roll into balls and put on cooky sheets.  Bake for 15 minutes.

For the topping mix the zest and powdered sugar.
When the cookies are done let them cool for 4 minutes then roll in the powdered sugar mixture and allow to continue cooling.

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