|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 23g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||65%|
|Total Carbohydrate 59g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 49g|
|Vitamin C 5mg||26%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Girl Scout Lemon-Ups are crispy, lemon cookies baked with motivational messages designed to lift your spirits—and they are inspired by bold Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs. They are topped with a thin layer of tangy lemon icing for even more lemon flavor.
This recipe starts with a lemon-flavored crust made from the crushed Girl Scout Cookies. Over this crust you'll layer a decadent lemon filling. It calls for 2 tablespoons of lemon zest and 1/2 cup of lemon juice. To achieve these quantities, you will need approximately three medium-sized lemons.
It is fun to make these ultimate lemon bars using the Girl Scout cookies because every time you buy a box of cookies, you are helping a young girl learn how to handle money, keep records, and track orders: all essential skills for running a business. The annual Girl Scout cookie sale also teaches girls about goal setting. They learn how to organize the sale, build a sales goal, and work hard to achieve these goals. All that, and you get to enjoy some delicious treats.
Girl Scout Cookie Crust:
1 (6.2 ounce) package Girl Scout Lemon-Ups cookies, divided
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
5 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice
Girl Scout Cookie Crumble Topping:
2 Girl Scout Lemon-Ups cookies
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8-inch square pan with nonstick foil and set aside.
Place 10 of the Girl Scout Lemon-Ups cookies from the package into a food processor, and set aside two of the cookies for the topping. Pulse the 10 cookies until finely ground.
Combine the ground Lemon-Ups cookies (it will yield about 1 ½ cups), sugar, and butter in a small bowl and stir until combined.
Press the Lemon-Ups crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and press down firmly. Bake crust in pre heated oven for 7 minutes.
Remove pan from oven and let cool while preparing the filling.
Whisk the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and zest in a large bowl until smooth.
Pour over crust and bake in pre-heated oven for 25 minutes.
Place the bars in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours before topping and serving.
When ready to serve, crumble the two reserved cookies, sprinkle cookie crumble over the baked bars, and finish with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Cut into bars to serve. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Be sure to zest the lemons first before juicing. This will ensure that you get the most zest from the lemon possible while protecting your fingers from the grater.
Why Different Names For Girl Scout Cookies?
These lemon cookies might be called Lemon-Ups or Lemonades. Don't be confused by the different boxes, as the two cookies are similarly delicious. They are just produced by two different bakeries, depending on where you live, and that's why sometimes Girl Scout Cookies have two different names.