Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lemonade Cookies

This recipe is one my sister, Karen, makes quite a bit. It is easy to make and tastes great. I used the lemon extract(cheap at Biglots) instead of the lemon rind.

Lemonade Cookies

2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 Cups sugar
1 and 1/4 Cups powdered sweetened lemonade mix, divided
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract or 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
2 and 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and 3/4 Cup of the lemonade mix until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon extract or grated lemon rind.In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the batter, beating until thoroughly combined.Place the remaining 1/2 Cup of lemonade mix in a shallow dish.

Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in the lemonade mix, then place them 2inches apart on a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake the cookies until the edges just begin to brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a rack.Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Notes:From the August 2002 issue of Family Fun Magazine

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