Pink Lemonade Thins

A party-size recipe, these refreshing shortbread cookies are the perfect companion to tall glasses of icy pink lemonade.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 64

Ingredients

Bars

1 1/2
cups butter or margarine, softened
2/3
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon lemon juice
2
drops red food color, if desired
2 2/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Pink Lemonade Glaze

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
5
to 6 teaspoons lemon juice
1
drop red food color
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, beat butter, 2/3 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon peel, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 drops food color with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour until well blended. Press in pan, using floured fingers (flour fingers several times to prevent sticking).
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix all glaze ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Pour glaze over warm bars; spread evenly (glaze will be very thin). Cool completely, about 1 hour. Bars are very tender; remove from pan using very flat-edged metal pancake turner. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 8 rows.

Expert Tips

For the freshest flavor in these tangy bars, squeeze the lemon for the juice after grating the peel.

To cut diamond shapes, cut parallel lines, 1 1/2 inches apart, down length of pan, then cut diagonal lines, 1 1/2 inches apart, across straight cuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
35 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
30 mg
30 %;
Total Carbohydrate
8 g
8 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.