By Theresa/ Thunderbird on November 22, 2002
Photo by Chicagoland Chef du Jour
Photo by Chicagoland Chef du Jour
"This is one of my favorite cookies. Sometimes I add some of the lemonade powder to the cookie dough and add more to the powdered sugar to make them very lemony."
Serving Size: 1 (629 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I followed the recipe exactly and found that while the coating was lemony, the cookie itself needs more lemon flavor. Next time I'll try adding lemonade mix to the dough itself."
"My hubby thought these were great...even though I didn't have Kool-aid for the powdered sugar mix (I used lemon extract instead of vanilla in the dough.) I can't wait to make these according to the recipe! Even altered, these were FABULOUS. Thanks!"
"This is my 4th year in a row to make these for my Christmas cookie baskets. They are delicious, and my sister-in-law's absolute favorite! I do double the kool aid to make them EXTRA lemon-y. Thanks for the recipe."
"Great recipe with some minor changes! We substitiuted lemon juice for the 1 TBS water and we added fresh lemon zest to the flour mixture. We didn't use the lemonade mix but added fresh lemon juice to the powdered sugar. My family can't stop eating them!"
"These were a big hit this weekend, and have already been requested for Memorial Day. The last cookie recipe that I used from this site was wonderful, also...but required nearly four hours to make! Thank you so much, Theresa, for a less time-consuming (And equally yummy!) summertime cookie."
"These are a great party cookie--which is to say that they are pretty and tasty, but not SO pretty and tasty that people will just gobble them up at an open house. Does that make sense? I also made chewy coconut cookies half-dipped in chocolate and they were pretty well demolished at the same gathering.
I added lemon zest and a few drops of lemon oil to the first batch of the cookie dough and then just used lemon zest in the powdered sugar coating.. For the second batch, I added a few shakes of crystalized citric acid ("Limontus" here in Macedonia) and also added that to the powdered sugar, as well and that definitely 'turned up' the lemon flavor to eleven!"
"Thank you for posting this delicious and easy recipe. My husband loves them. A person does look like they have been hit by a powdered sugar landmine after eating one though! I found these became quite hard after a couple of days and that is the only thing I want to change."
"I got a whim to try a different kind of cookie and I thought these were fantastic. I made according to directions, but I added 1/4 tsp koolaid mix to the cookie batter as recommended by others. I ended up getting a little over 2 dozen cookies, each about 2" wide, but ended up with quite a bit extra powdered sugar coating."
"I tried this recipe and added some of the lemonaide mix into the cookie. They were great!"
"These cookies are teriffic! Exactly as I remember the originals. I thought that the small amount of lemonade mix did not seem like enough, but it was plenty! I refrigerated the dough overnight and they really held their shape. Carmella, from Pa."
"Wow, these are amazing! I put half of the Kool-aid mix in the batter and the other half in the coating. Thanks for the recipe! :)"
"These are great. They taste almost like the real thing. I followed her hints to add more lemonade powder to the dough and the powdered sugar. A keeper."
"I thought these were nasty. The lemonade mix makes them taste fake, and the shortening made them HARD. Will not be making again."
"Yummy !!!!! What a wonderful little cookie treat. I also roll them in the sugar mixture when they are cool I'm sure I will make these little lemon gems often!!!!"
"These cookies are real gems, especially if you love lemon as much as I do... Thanks so much for posting ;)"
"I thought these were pretty good. My kids did not enjoy them. Used butter, all-purpose flour (didn't have cake flour), and sweetened pink lemonade mix. I couldn't find unsweetened mix. I used lemon juice instead of water and added 1 tbsp of lemonade mix to the dough. They were pretty tangy, but that was what I was looking for."
"These are lovely little cookies, Theresa! I ended up with very crunchy cookies even though they were only lightly browned on the edges so watch carefully if you want a softer cookie. Oh, and make sure your baggie is completely closed before shaking - I don't want to talk about "the incident". I didn't find the dough sticky to work with at all and I even had to add a touch more water to get it to ball up. These will be going into rotation definitely! Thanks!"
"These are DELIGHTFUL and I will be making them often. Very easy to make. I used butter and will add a touch more lemonade mix next time for a zippier flavor. I love the crunch and texture as well. I would suggest spraying your fingers and hands with nonstick spray before your roll them around. Thanks for them tasty treats Theresa!"