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

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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


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.