Girl Scout Lemonade Cookies

Easy Girl Scout Lemonade Cookies perfect for spring and summer!

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Who loves Girl Scout Cookies?  I know stupid question right?!

A few months ago I was asked to speak at local Girl Scout troop since I am a woman chef.  They were working on a project concerning possible career fields.  It was Cookie Season at the time and I wanted to bring some homemade Girl Scout Cookies for the girls. I made these homemade lemonade cookies and my favorite peanut butter patties (recipe coming soon). It was so awesome to speak to these young girls about how I became a chef beginning with my Easy Bake Oven at the age of seven.

Along with bringing the cookies I also brought my portfolio showcasing my work so they could see my background and my passion for the industry.

These are the cutters I used for the cute cookies

daisy cutters for lemonade cookies


Easy Girl Scout Lemonade Cookies that are way better than the box! Vanilla bean and lemon shortbread cookies topped with a sweet lemon glaze.

girl scout lemonade cookies
5 from 3 votes

Girl Scout Lemonade Cookies

Vanilla bean and lemon shortbread cookies topped with a sweet lemon glaze.  
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Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


For the Cookies

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ounce sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest, finely grated
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the Glaze

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ea vanilla bean, split in half and deseeded
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2-4 TBSP hot water


  • Gather all ingredients and equipment.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter, sugar, and salt.
  • Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl. Add the egg and vanilla, beat until combined.
  • Add the flour and baking powder, mix until well blended.
  • Add the lemon juice and zest and mix well. Form dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • While dough is chilling, prepare the glaze by whisking the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla bean seeds, salt, and hot water in a small mixing bowl. Reserve.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough till 1/4 inch thick. Punch with your favorite small cookie cutter, I used an Ateco daisy cutter.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes and allow to cool.  For the glaze, mix all ingredients together.
  • After cookies have cooled completely, dip the cookies into the glaze and place on a rack for glaze to harden.
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 50 cookies
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Stacey

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