Sometimes I really wonder about things.
Like what does it mean when you’re watching the Grammys with your husband and you have to explain to him who Bruno Mars and Coldplay are, but he gets excited when the Beach Boys start to perform? (I think it means it’s time to start buying him cardigans, slippers, and menthol throat lozenges, maybe?)
And why do they sell regular Oreo AND Double Stuff Oreos? Does anyone actually PREFER the regular Oreos? Why would a person see twice the amount of filling for the same price and not want it?
How did Simon the Chipmunk get glasses? I never once, in all my years of watching Alvin and the Chipmunks, saw a tiny ophthalmologist. Did he get regular exams, because I have to get one once a year. How do you give a chipmunk an eye exam, anyways?
Also, what does it mean when you give someone your Girl Scout Cookie order and they respond with, “are you serious?!” (yes…I was. I don’t kid about cookies. Also, they keep in the freezer for like, forever. So when everyone else is cookieless, I’m gleefully eating my cold Thin Mints thankyouverymuch)
Life is confusing. Obviously.
Sometimes it’s all I can do to turn off my brain and sleep at night, what with these life altering contemplations floating around my brain.
And the other night, I was l wondering about Lemon Coolers. They used to be my favorite cookies and now I can’t find them anywhere. I wondered if they could be made at home.
It turns out they can!!
I made these cookies while my husband was working. When he came home and saw them on a plate, he ate one and assumed it was store bought!! They aren’t EXACTLY like the original, but probably as close as you can get.
Adapted from Food.com
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- dash of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened Kool Aid lemonade mix
- 1 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon water
- Lemon Powdered Sugar:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened Kool Aid lemonade Mix
1. Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease a couple of cookie sheets and set aside.
2. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the sugar and shortening on medium speed until combined and fluffy, about a minute. Add egg and vanilla and mix until just blended.
3. In a separate bowl, combine salt, cake flour, Kool Aid and baking powder. Add to the shortening mixture and beat on medium low until combined. Add water and beat until mixture forms a dough.
4. Roll dough into 3/4 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets, flattening the tops with your hand. Bake for about 15 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
5. While the first batch is baking, mix powdered sugar and Kool Aid mix in a gallon size Ziploc bag. Place warm cookies in the bag and shake to coat.
**Makes about 3 dozen cookies