Guest Post from Amanda at A Few Short Cuts
It’s that time of year when the sun is shinning and you can sit by the pool with a nice cool glass of lemonade! Lemonade is so refreshing and brings back all kinds of childhood memories. Why not make your own memories with your kids?
These Lemonade Cookies are the perfect treat for a hot summer day, or a rainy day, or any day for that matter! They are simple and delicious! I made these cookies for “Snack”urday a few weeks back.
What is “Snack”urday??? On my site A Few Short Cuts every Saturday is “Snack”urday. I try to put up a snack or dessert recipe every Saturday! Trust me…you don’t want to miss it!
So, go grab a lemon and make some lemonade cookies! You will be so glad you did!
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- ¾ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ½ cup butter or margarine (1 stick), softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In small bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
In the mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (This will take a few minutes on high)
Beat in egg and vanilla until blended.
Reduce speed to low and beat in flour mixture just until combined, scraping the bowl with a spatula.;
Stir in the lemon zest
Drop dough by heaping teaspoons, 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until just brown around the edges.
What??? I forgot to take a picture before I iced them! OH well, you get the idea!
- 3 Cups powdered sugar
- 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp Light Corn Syrup
- 2-3 Tbsp Water
Mix all of the above together to form icing.
Put ½ in one bowl with 2-3 drops of red food coloring to make pink icing. The other half of the icing goes in another bowl with 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring.
Spoon icing onto cookies as desired and allow to cool!
**If you would like to make these GFCF I recommend using butter flavored Crisco, and a All purpose GF baking mix instead of the flour. Don’t forget 1 tsp xanthum gum!
Amanda Carlisle is a busy mom of 3 who runs A Few Short Cuts. A Few Short Cuts saves you Time and Money in the Kitchen and at the Store by bringing you great recipes, and coupons. A Few Short Cuts offers 3 weekly recipe posts; Tide You Over Tuesday, Weekly Meal Deal, and “Snack”urday.