Deprivation, and Girl Scout Cookies.
Today they collided.
Having only recently discovered the joys of the Lemonade Cookies I was disheartened when Demand outstripped Supply. I went to visit the girl scouts at my local Kroger twice to buy some Lemonade Cookies, and both times they had sold out.
So I decided to make my own. They may not have the pretty pattern stamped on them, but I assure you they are just as addictive.
So if you've never tried Lemonade Cookies before then hijack a passing girl scout and buy a box, but if they are sold out, try the following:
2 sticks butter (at room temperature)
1 cup Sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 12oz can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and divided (3/4 cup and 1/2 cup - there will be a little left over)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together, add eggs and beat until fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour and soda.
- Add flour mixture alternately with 3/4 cup of lemonade concentrate to creamed mixture.
- Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet (Or use a Silpat - highly recommended for these cookies!!!)
- Bake about 8 - 9 minutes until just barely done. The bottoms should be light brown.
- While cookies are hot, brush them with lemonade concentrate and sprinkle with sugar.
- Remove to a rack to cool.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.