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Cherry Limeade Cookies


These bright, fruity, fresh cookies combine flavors of cherry and lime in a unique cookie that's great for dessert or enjoyed alongside some midday tea.

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  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pack cherry Kool-aid (unsweetened)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 pack lime Kool-aid
  • 3-4 tablespoon milk
  • maraschino cherries with stems


Servings 2
Preparation time 75mins
Cooking time 90mins
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Step 1

In stand mixer combine butter and sugars. Beat until light and fluffy.

Add kool-aid, vanilla and eggs. Mix well, then add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until all combined.

Divide dough into two 8x2-inch logs. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line cookie sheet with parchment. Remove cookie logs from refrigerator. Cut into 1/2 inch slices.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on cookie rack.

Beat butter, icing sugar, kool-aid and milk together until frosting is fluffy, adding more milk if needed.

Frost cooled cookies using a piping bag or just spread frosting on top of cookies. Complete with cherries on top of each cookie.

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