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lemon cooler cookies with powdered sugar coating
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Lemon Cooler Cookies Recipe

These Lemon Cooler Cookies are super tender and full of nostalgic lemony flavor.  They are buttery, sweet and covered in a powdered lemonade mixture just like the originals.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 143kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 1 cup Butter salted, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Zest zest of about 1 lemon
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder

Lemon Powder for Cooler Cookies

  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Powdered Lemonade Mix


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, or about 3 minutes.  Slowly add the egg and lemon zest.   Mix on low, scraping the bowl as needed to make sure it is all mixed.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and mix just until completely combined.  Do not overmix.
  • Using spoons or a small ice cream scoop, scoop 1" balls, place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart and then flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly golden on the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar and lemonade mix, then dip each cookie into the powdered sugar mixture making sure to cover completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or eat immediately. Enjoy!


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg