Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

Does Nabisco still make Lemon Coolers cookies? (The ones covered in powdered sugar that had a light lemon taste.) My mom tried to find them after my dad requested them, but none of our stores have them anymore! Does anyone know a recipe for something similar? Thanks!


Courtney from NH


Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

Lemon Cooler Cookies
Recipe #474743 ratings

This is one of my favorite cookies. Sometimes I add some of the lemonade powder to the cookie dough and add more to the powdered sugar to make them very lemony.

by Theresa/ Thunderbird

50 cookies 33 min 15 min prep

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  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 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 Kool aid unsweetened lemonade mix


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together: sugars, shortening, egg, vanilla, and salt. Add the flour and baking powder. Add 1 Tbsp of water and continue mixing until dough forms a ball.

Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light brown.

While cookies bake combine 1 cup powdered sugar with the lemonade powder in a large Ziploc bag and shake to mix. Remove cookies from the oven and put them in the Ziploc bag while they are still hot, shake until all cookies are coated.

I haven't had these yet, but when I want a recipe I just Google it and this one looked really good. (08/31/2007)

By juliainrichmond

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

Vermont Country Store sometimes finds old recipes for things we had as kids. They have a web site and an 800 number. (08/31/2007)

By MartyD


Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies This is a good site for similar taste, but nothing beats the original for sure. I miss them. (07/10/2008)


Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

They were made by Sunshine which was bought by Keebler. Keebler then decided to discontinue them. Darn those elves! (08/25/2008)

By Cary

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

I found something that's almost a dead ringer for lemon coolers. They're called Lemon Cookie Straws, made by Archer Farms. They an only be found at Target. But just thought I'd throw that out there. (08/31/2008)

By Adrienne

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

Archway now makes a really close resemblance, called Iced Lemonade. They have a that really great flavor, only in a much more "crispy" cookie, rather than the familiar vanilla wafer style. (08/31/2008)

By David S

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

Try these:

By guest

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

My husband and I found Key Lime Coolers on the internet available from the Byrd Cookie Company, Inc. in Savannah, Georgia and they are delicious. We ate 6 ounces in nothing flat and another, bigger order is on the way as I type this! (09/26/2008)

By Shirley

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

Best recipe I have found yet:

Sunshine Lemon Coolers


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened lemonade mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions for Sunshine Lemon Coolers

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cream together sugars, shortening, egg, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder. Add 1 tablespoon of water and continue mixing until dough forms a ball.
  4. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light brown.
  5. As cookies bake, combine 1 cup powdered sugar with the lemonade drink mix in a large plastic bag and shake thoroughly to mix.
  6. When the cookies are removed from the oven and while they are hot, add 4 or 5 at a time to the bag and shake it until the cookies are well coated. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

By Shelley

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

Loved those Sunshine lemon coolers. I found a cookie that is almost as good.

Maddy's Sweet Shop
Lil' MADDIES Lemon


By Barbara

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

OK guys! I found a cookie which immediately made me feel like I was eating our old favorite, the Lemon Cooler. They are called Lemon Tea Cookies and are available at Costco. They are made by Sweet Williams. They are in a dark sage green bag. Man O man! Delicious. Go get them. You have to pick up two bags. One for in the car for the ride home and one for when you recover from sheer bliss! Post your take on them. (12/20/2009)

By KamillyJ

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

Love the Lemon Coolers - reminds me of childhood and eating way too many.

I have tried the Sweet William lemon cookies and they are really divine! They're more crumbly and tea cookie like than the LCs. No crunchy lemon bits, but I still couldn't help myself and had to have my folks hide them so I wouldn't eat their entire bag (and I'm not a food addict).

They bought theirs over the holidays at a SoCal Costco store, but my mom thinks they were a Christmas item. I concur since I haven't seen them in mine in NoCal. Supposedly Whole Foods might be carrying them depending on your area.


Enjoy! I'm off to Google them and see what happens.


By Catem

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

I have found that the Niche Foods brand Lemon Cooler cookies are a very close second to the ones we know and love! I found them at Dollar General for two dollars a box! The only real difference that I can tell is that they don't have the same coolness factor as the Sunshine ones. But I'm satisfied to have finally found something that is close! (08/23/2010)

By hollievaden

Nabisco Lemon Cooler Cookies

I do love those Lemon Coolers. Found the Archway Iced Lemonade cookies just today and I am eating them right now as I type.

Very good stand-in for the LC's. However, those little bits of tart lemon were just heaven and I miss the true Lemon Coolers and the frosted white fingertips after eating them! :o)

By irishheart


Anonymous Flag
March 30, 20160 found this helpful

Girl Scouts Savannah Smiles are really good! The first bite brought back memories of the Lemon Coolers!! I loved those cookies as a child!!!

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