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Lemonades: Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

Tart, sweet, and refreshing…these Lemonades are perfect for the spring!




These delectable cookies are the second variation in our Homemade Girl Scout Cookie series. If you didn’t see the first recipe, for Thanks a Lots, be sure to check it out. The recipe is very similar to the Lemonades recipe. Both cookies use the same shortbread base. So in essence, you can bake both of these cookies on the same day! Just separate the dough and add lemon zest to one, and leave the other plain. Two cookies from one dough….sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me :)

I love having these cookies during the spring time. It’s basically as if you have taken a glass of lemonade and turned it into cookie form.

The Homemade Girl Scout Cookie series will continue with peanut butter sandwich cookies next week!



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Lemonades: Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

Tart, sweet, and refreshing...Lemonades are perfect for Spring!


1 cup of butter

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 tsp of salt

2 1/4 cup flour

juice and zest of one lemon

3 ½ cups of powdered sugar

½ cup of lemon juice

the zest of two lemons

2 teaspoons of butter


1. Mix butter and sugar together on low-medium speed. Not too long, just until combined.

2. Lower the speed of the mixer. Combine the salt and flour, and then add them gradually to the butter mixture. Then add the juice and zest of one lemon. Continue to mix until a crumbly dough is formed.

3. Pour the dough out onto a floured surface. Clump in together so that it forms a ball. Roll out the ball until it is 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut with cookie cutters.

4. Lay the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart from each other. Prick the center of cookies with a fork. Chill in the freezer for 20 minutes.

5.Bake at 275 for 45-55 minutes until light golden brown.

6.For the glaze, mix together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter. Heat in the microwave for 45 seconds and then stir until smooth.

7. Dip the topsides of the cooled cookies into the glaze. Enjoy!



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