Lemonades

Staff Writer
Lemonades
Victoria Barton

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

12
Servings
273
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
22g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Protein
3g
5%
Carbs
39g
13%
Vitamin A
106µg
12%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2.2%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
10mg
1%
Fiber
0.6g
2.3%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
65µg
16%
Folic acid
32µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
5mg
1%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
35mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
32mg
1%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.3%
Sodium
52mg
2%
Sugars, added
22g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.3%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.4%

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