Lemon Cooler Cookies

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Lemon Cooler Cookies recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com

Do you remember Lemon Cooler Cookies?

They used to sell them in the cookie aisle at the grocery store, but somewhere along the way they stopped making them.

Lemon has always been a huge favorite of mine when it comes to desserts. I have yet to meet a lemon bar that I didn’t want to devour.

I am hoping that Ellie and Lyla have the same love affair with lemon (and desserts in general) that I do.

Last week we gave them a tiny taste of a chocolate chip cookie (just cookie, no chocolate) and Ellie LOVED it.

Lyla pushed it right back out and made the craziest face. If Lyla was not my exact clone, I would be starting to think she wasn’t mine. ;-)

Lemon Cooler Cookies recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com

These cookies start with a soft shortbread type cookie that is flavored with lemon zest and juice.

Then after baking, they are tossed in a powdered sugar and powdered lemonade (think Kool-Aid) mix.

Sounds insane, but I swear it tastes exactly like those cookies you used to buy in the store!

Head on over to Dixie Crystals for the recipe for theses Lemon Cooler Cookies!

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15 Responses
  1. staceyw

    Ha ah. . . i love that comment about “crack cookies” i may have to steal it. but have you considered companies like Kudos Delivered to find somehting new and interssting? we used them for my wedding and found they do all sorts of little things like this at retial level. Can’t calim to have had any crakc like addictions to their output but their claim to be the “best caters” is not a million miles off base. good luck in your search.

  2. Terri

    Sunshine Bakery went out of business. Saddest day of my life! :-( I was a Lemon Cooler addict!! There is NO substitute, no other lemon cooler knockoff measures up! Girl Scouts were close but they stopped making those too grrr! There was also a Cherry Cooler which I liked but only found those once in a store. I make a killer Wedding cookie. My neighbor calls them “crack”cookies” because they are totally addictive. I’m going to do some lemon cookies and hopefully mine will at least compare to the original Lemon Coolers. Wish me luck!

  3. Melissa

    These look like the perfect cookies for a picnic! Not that it’s picnic weather here in Denver, but–oh wait, yes it is! Denver weather is crazy like that!

  4. Ashlie B.

    Oh! I remember these cookies! My grandmother used to always have them at her house. Trying these this weekend. Will report back.

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      You can definitely use just powdered sugar if you would prefer, however the original cookies had a delicious tart lemon-y flavor to them. It really sets these cookies apart from other cookies and is so easy and cheap to do with Kool-Aid!

  5. mary

    I’m a chef and this is pretty much exactly how we used to make these. I used to work for a company called Jobs2go and they had a training base that was designed to get these kinds of snakes deserts taught as a specialty. Try them with Lime instead of lemon ! its got more of a kick.

  6. Michelle

    I love all the recipes you always do with Dixie Crystals. They are some of my favorites! Making the Bourbon Chicken from last month for dinner tonight!

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I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.