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.

PREP TIME

75

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

2

dozen

PREP TIME

75

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 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

  • LIMEADE FROSTING:

  • 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

Directions

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. LIMEADE FROSTING: 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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