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.
- 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
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 6-8 tablespoons of lemonade
- red food coloring (color of your choice)
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins
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.
Brush cookies lightly with lemonade and sprinkle with sugar.