Pink Lemonade Cookies

Though they are called Lemonade cookies there is no lemonade in them. They have fresh lemon zest and lemon juice for the flavoring and are basically sugar cookies.
I think they would be pretty rolled in colored sugar and without the powdered sugar but either way they are a tasty not rich cookie to balance out all the rich cookies one bakes at the Holidays. This makes a small amount depending on the size of your balls. I double it and would recommend doing that.
Pink Lemonade Cookies
Heat oven to 400°F.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 to 2 drops red food color (if desired)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine sugar, butter, egg, lemon peel, lemon juice and red food color in large bowl. Beat at medium speed; scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low and add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Shape dough into 1/2 inch balls (I used a cookie scoop, so mine are larger)
Roll in sugar, place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and flatten to 1/4 inch thick with a glass buttered on the bottom and dipped in sugar. Bake in 400 ° oven for 5 to 7 minutes. Cool and then sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.


  1. These sound like a perfect, lighter cookie! I'm going to make these soon. Thanks for sahring the recipe, Myrna! :)

  2. I'm finally getting around to making these cookies today. We have a cookie exchange at work tomorrow and these sound perfect to take. I'm sure they will be a big hit! Lori


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