Lemonades

Lemonades
Staff Writer
Victoria Barton

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

12
Servings
308
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 3/4 Cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 Cups granulated sugar
  • 2 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
7g
10%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
130mg
13%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
84µg
21%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
57mg
8%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
181mg
12%
Water
9g
0%

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.