Monday, April 8, 2013

Cool Lemon Cookies

Cool Lemon Cookies

These little guys are perfect for spring time gifting and nibbling! They are featured in Vegan Food Gifts. Sweet and tart and cool, these delicious little cookies are so yummy, you won’t mind the sugary mess on your fingers!
For the Cookies:
1/2 cup (60 g) powdered sugar
1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
1/3 cup (64 g) vegetable shortening
6 ounces (170 g) nondairy yogurt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups (313 g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
For the Coating:
1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
1 envelope (1/4 ounce, or 7g) unsweetened lemonade drink mix powder, such as Kool-Aid™
Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C, or gas mark 3).
Have ready two baking sheets lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat such as Silpat.
Using an electric mixer, beat together powdered sugar, sugar, shortening, yogurt, vanilla and lemon extracts, and salt until creamy.
Slowly beat in flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until smooth.
Spoon drop about 1 ounce (28 g) onto thebaking sheet.
Place 15 cookies evenly spaced on each baking sheet.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
While cookies are baking, place the powdered sugar and drink mix into a resealable plastic bag and shake to combine.
Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes.
Add cookies, about 4 or 5 at a time, to the bag and shake to coat.
Yield: 30 cookies


Bianca said...

Made 13 dozen of these for a Christmas cookie party!!! Soooooo goooood!!! And easy to make a buttload of. Thanks for including this recipe in VFG!

doemora said...

These are unbelievably good!

Anu said...

Do you have to use the kool-aid in the coating? I'm wondering if the powdered sugar is enough.

Joni Marie Newman said...

No, you can leave it out...and it doesn't have to be kool-aid, any unsweetened lemon flavored drink powder will work, even a pinch of citric acid will do the trick.

Joni Marie Newman said...

Glad you liked 'em!

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