Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lemon Coolers

I wanted to make Lemon cookies to take to my uncle Phil for their 50th anniversary. He LOVES lemonade cookies. I decided to make a variety of cookies to take to him. This recipe only made 20 cookies, so they are perfect if you need a small batch.

Lemon Coolers
Lorijean on Taste of Home BB

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cake flour *put 2 T cornstarch in 1 c measuring cup and add all purpose flour to make 1 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
1 teaspoon of lemon zest

Lemon Powdered Sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
rounded 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened Kool-Aid lemonade drink mix
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream together sugars, butter, egg, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Add the flour, baking powder and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and zest and continue mixing until dough forms a ball.
Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (I used parchment-lined baking sheets). Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cookies are light brown.
As cookies bake, combine 1 cup powdered sugar with the lemonade drink mix and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest in a large plastic bag and shake thoroughly to mix. When the cookies are removed from the oven and while they are hot, add 4 or 5at a time to the bag and shake it until the cookies are well coated. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

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