Lemon Cooler Cookies – Cookies and Cups

My straightforward lemon cooler cookies are tender, tart and citrus cookies coated with melty powdered sugar. The right lemon cookie recipe!

Be certain to strive my Lemon Sheet Cake too. It’s completely unimaginable. 

Lemon Cooler Cookies on a wire cooking rack coated in powdered sugar

Sunshine Lemon Cooler Cookies

I KNOW you all love my lemon recipes. Each time I share something lemon it’s an instantaneous hit. I’ve fairly the catalog of lemony recipes, that are all the time bittersweet to create as a result of I’m the one one in my household who enjoys lemon desserts…which suggests I find yourself consuming them ALL! I would like a number of of you guys to dwell native to me to get these off my fingers! 

And these Sunshine Lemon Cooler Cookies aren’t any totally different. Completely extremely vanilla/buttery/lemon cookies coated in powdered sugar that melts in your mouth with each chunk. I really like these easy cookies a lot!

The Ingredient Checklist Is Very Easy:

I’ve seen so many variations of lemon coolers through the years. Some made with Cool Whip, some made with lemonade combine, or jello, tons made with lemon extract…however I actually just like the flavors of contemporary lemons. They aren’t as robust as synthetic flavorings, however in my view the delicate pure taste of lemon is so significantly better!

  • Room Temperature Butter: I all the time use salted as a result of I want it, however you should use unsalted if you need!
  • Lemons: You’ll use the lemon juice and the zest. The scale of the lemons will decide the quantity of juice you get, however I discover 2 medium lemons will get you about 1/4 cup of juice, which is what you will want for this recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract: I adda  little vanilla into this recipe as I really like the way it pairs and enhances the lemon. 
  • Powdered Sugar: Using powdered sugar within the cookie recipe in addition to for the coating is what units the feel of those cookies aside. Baking with powdered sugar as a substitute of granulated sugar provides the cookies a tender, barely melty texture!
  • One egg yolk: I hate losing components, however you don’t want the egg white on this recipe. The cookie solely wants restricted moisture, and the fats from the yolk does the trick. 
  • Dry Components: All objective flour, bakingpowder, and kosher salt are the essential components wanted for this recipe.

Instruments To Make Issues Simpler:

  • A Lemon Juicer. This easy instrument is one which I solely purchased a number of years in the past however continues to be considered one of my most useful kitchen gadgets. No extra seeds within the juice, and also you get all of the juice squeezed out simply!
  • A Zester. Should you don’t have a zester, go get one now! It’s a easy instrument that can be utilized for citrus zest, grating ginger, finely grating parmesan cheese and extra!
  • A cookie scoop. I all the time suggest cookie scoops for baking. From every little thing from cookie dough (making certain uniform cookies and even baking), to portioning out cupcake or muffin batter, cookie scoops in various sizes make every little thing a lot simpler.
Lemon Cooler cookie broken in half to see the inside

How To Make Lemon Cooler Cookies:

The steps are actually easy for this recipe. The dough comes collectively in simply minutes.

Make the dough: The steps are straightforward and easy however notice when add within the lemon juice the combination can look slightly curdled, which is completely fantastic. After which if you add the flour it may appear slightly dry. That is additionally okay! The dough is slightly drier, and even barely crumbly, however it ought to maintain collectively if you roll it into balls. If it doesn’t add in a tiny splash extra of lemon juice. 

cookie dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet

Roll the dough into balls: Utilizing a small cookie scoop, portion out the cookie dough and roll it into balls. You’ll be able to place these fairly shut in your parchment paper lined baking sheet, because the cookies don’t unfold an excessive amount of whereas they’re baking. That is nice as a result of when you use a big cookie sheet you can also make nearly the entire recipe in a single batch!

Bake the cookies: The cookies take 14-ish minutes to bake in a 350°F preheated oven. You need the bottoms to be golden and the tops to be set. 

coating a lemon cookie in powdered sugar

Coat in powdered sugar: You’ll let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, so they’re nonetheless heat, however straightforward to deal with. Place some powdered sugar in a small bowl. You wish to coat the cookies in powdered sugar whereas they’re nonetheless heat, which permits the powdered sugar to stay to the cookie higher because it melts barely into the cookie. You’ll be able to coat them once more to present them as actually thick layer of powdered sugar when you want, however that first layer needs to be whereas the cookies are heat. Allow them to cool fully on a wire/cooling rack!

TIP: You’ll be able to even add a teaspoon or extra of lemon zest into the powdered sugar coating to amp up the lemon taste. 

Do You Have To Use Contemporary Lemons?

I want I may say no right here. You understand how I really like a shortcut, and people little bottles of lemon juice are tempting…however if you’d like essentially the most lemony, shiny lemon cookie taste, you actually should use contemporary lemon juice. Plus, you’re going to wish slightly lemon zest too, and I’ve but to search out that prepackaged…I’m certain it’s solely a matter of time!

TIP: You may use slightly lemon extract within the cookies to essentially amp up the lemon taste.

Simply Like Sunshine Lemon Coolers!

I’ve seen luggage of Lemon Cooler Cookies in random shops, like World Market or specialty meals shops, however they don’t appear to promote them in my native shops…which is TOTALLY fantastic since I found out find out how to make them at residence! The recipe is tremendous straightforward, so it actually doesn’t take a lot time to bake and eat…plus, selfmade is all the time higher, isn’t it?

Can You Make These Utilizing Limes?

Sure after all! You need to use this recipe utilizing any citrus…oranges, limes, key limes, blood oranges, Meyer lemons…all scrumptious! I also have a separate recipe for Orange Cooler Cookies already!

How To Retailer These Lemon Cookies

That is a kind of cookie recipes that you could hold in a tin in your counter for every week or so, if retailer hermetic. And they’re good to freeze. Simply pop them in a zip-top bag and freeze for as much as 30 days for finest freshness!

Extra Lemon Cookie Recipes To Attempt:


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Lemon Cooler cookies come collectively shortly and have a candy/citrus meltaway texture!

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus 2 cups extra for rolling
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 rounded tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside.
  2. In bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar collectively on medium velocity till easy.
  3. Add within the egg yolk, lemon juice, vanilla, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt. Combine for 1 minute till mixed, scraping sides of bowl as mandatory. Combination may look slightly curdled, which is regular.
  4. Flip the mixer to low velocity and add within the flour, mixing till a thick dough comes collectively. It may appear slightly crumbly, however that is okay so long as it holds collectively for the subsequent step. If the dough is just too dry add a splash extra of lemon juice.
  5. Scoop out dough utilizing a small cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons). Roll the dough right into a ball and place on ready baking sheet 2-inches aside. The cookies gained’t unfold a lot whereas baking.
  6. Bake for 13-Quarter-hour, till bottoms are golden brown.6
  7. Permit the cookies to chill on the baking sheet for five minutes, after which place remaining powdered sugar in a small bowl. Roll every heat cookie in powdered sugar and place on a wire rack to chill fully.
  8. Retailer in an hermetic container for as much as every week.


*all the time use the spoon and sweep technique for measuring flour.

Retailer hermetic at room temperature for as much as 7 days. Freeze hermetic for as much as 30 days for finest freshness.

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