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Lemonade Cookies

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Cookies can be made using red (pink) or regular lemonade.
About any color can be used - green for ST. Patrick's day in April pink for 4th of July etc.

Grand kids like to make these.

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Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 2/3 cup each of butter and shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup frozen pink or regular lemonade concentrate thawed
  • 3-1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 6-8 tablespoons of lemonade
  • red food coloring (color of your choice)

Details

Servings 32
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins

Preparation

Step 1

Cookies:
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and shorting and sugar.
Blend in the eggs.

In a medium bowl, shift together flour, baking soda and baking powder.
Gradually beat into butter mixture, alternating with 1/2 cup lemonade concentrate.

Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly brown.

Frosting or topping:
Beat together softened butter, powdered sugar, and prepared lemonade, until a spreading consistency is reached. If desired tint with food coloring.

Topping alternate:
Brush cookies lightly with lemonade and sprinkle with sugar.

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