01 July 2009

Pink Lemonade Cookies + Frosting

Need the perfect dessert to bring to a 4th of July party? My friend, Carol, gave me this recipe for Pink Lemonade Cookies. They are chewy, sweet, tart, and a scrumptious little taste of summer. I hope that you will try the recipe and let me know what you think!

Pink Lemonade Cookies
1/2 C. Butter (no substitutes)
1/2 C. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 Egg
Zest of one Lemon

1/3 C. Frozen Pink Lemonade Concentrate; thawed
1 3/4 C. Flour
Red Food Coloring (optional)

Beat butter in a mixing bowl with electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder & baking soda; beat until combined. Beat in egg, zest & lemonade. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, use a wooden spoon to stir in any remaining flour. If desired, add red food coloring to tint dough pink (I didn't choose to do that in the photo above). Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Drop by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet (I always use parchment paper to line cookie sheets; makes removing cookies much easier). If you make smaller scoops, then you will get about 36 bite-size cookies from this recipe. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden. Cool completely & frost.

Pink Lemonade Frosting
2 Tbsp. Butter; softened
2 C. Sifted Powdered Sugar
2 tsp. Frozen Lemonade Concentrate; thawed
Red Food Coloring

Beat butter, powdered sugar & concentrate together with 3 to 4 tsp. of water to make spreading consistency. Add one or two drops of red food coloring & tint to a delicate pink.


  1. Love the blog! These cookies sound delicious! Keep the recipes coming. :)

  2. these cookies were very tastie...they have more of a cake taste then cookie...i did add 3 extra tsp of pink lemonada to the frosting...