Pink Lemonade Cookies

For a fun dessert for a picnic or summertime party, try these gems, made easy with a Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix. Try the variation below and enjoy it your way.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cookies

1
pouch (1 lb.1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
egg
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup frozen (thawed) pink lemonade concentrate

Pink Lemonade Frosting

1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
cups powdered sugar
3
to 4 tablespoons frozen (thawed) pink lemonade concentrate

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix all cookie ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Onto cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or just until edges begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix 1/4 cup butter, the powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons lemonade concentrate with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Add remaining 1 tablespoon concentrate, 1 teaspoon at a time, if needed for desired consistency. Frost cookies.

Expert Tips

If “pinker” color is desired, stir a drop or two of red food color into the dough or frosting…or both!

Sprinkle frosted cookies with coarse white or pink sugar.

Recipe Variation Pink Lemonade Sandwich Cookies: Make a double batch of cookies and frosting. Thickly frost half of the cookies and then top each with a second cookie. With the frosting in the middle, sandwich cookies are easier to transport.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.