Lemonades

Lemonades
Staff Writer

Victoria Barton

These tasty Girl Scout cookies are shortbread cookies with a lemon icing filling. 

12
Servings
306
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 3/4  Cups  unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4  Cups  granulated sugar
  • egg yolks
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour

For the icing

  • 1  Cup  powdered sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  Teaspoon  lemon zest

Directions

For the cookies

In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Beat to combine. Gradually add the flour, mixing until just incorporated. Divide the dough in half and shape into 1 inch-diameter logs. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Slice the dough logs into ¼-inch-thick pieces and place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden, around 18 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets, then transfer to cooling racks.

For the icing

In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest until it forms a thick icing. Spread the icing onto half of cookies, and sandwich with other half of cookies.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
22mg
2%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
103mg
15%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
241mg
16%
Water
18g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Lemonade Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemonade Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.