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Pink Lemonade Cookies

 Pink Lemonade Cookies are perfect for any summer party, or colorful celebration.

Pink Lemonade Cookies

Since the color of these Pink Lemonade Cookies reminds me of flamingos, what could be more fun and appropriate for a luau?!

 

*Disclaimer – This recipe was originally published in 2015. I’m working hard to update all my older recipes with recipe cards and additional recipe information, but getting to all of them will take time. Please bear with me. In the meantime let me assure you that this recipe is still a winner and one I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with when you make it at home.

This recipe for Pink Lemonade Cookies serves double duty. First and foremost it’s my contribution to today’s surprise virtual birthday party for my friend, Isabel Laessig, who is also the founder and CEO of the wildly popular #SundaySupper movement, and the annual food and wine conference that takes place every July in Orlando, Florida.

When I think of Isabel, I think of delicious food, the Florida sunshine, and bright, vivid colors, much like Isabel’s personality.

Pink Lemonade Cookies seemed appropriate for Isabel’s party because they remind me of Florida flamingos, Isabel’s friendly nature, and let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy cookies at a party, virtual or not?

Pink Lemonade Cookies

The other reason these cookies are doing double duty is that I’ll serving be them at a big backyard luau/pig roast that my husband are hosting for our friends and family this upcoming weekend.

Pink Lemonade Cookies

PINK LEMONADE COOKIES   {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
Yield:  5 dozen         Prep Time: 10 minutes     Bake Time: 15-18 minutes

2 sticks butter, softened
1¼ cup granulated sugar, divided
½ cup powdered sweetened pink lemonade mix
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4-5 drops pink (or red) food coloring (if desired)

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer and the paddle attachment, blend the butter, sugar and lemonade mix until light and fluffy. Blend in the egg, vanilla and lemon extract.

-In a medium size bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Blend the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture in 1/3 increments, blending well after each addition of flour. Blend in the lemon zest and food coloring if using.

-Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball into the ¼ cup granulated sugar to coat. Place the balls onto parchment lined baking sheets leaving 2″ between each cookie.

-Bake cookies in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, making sure to rotate the sheets halfway throughout the baking process. Bake just until the edges just begin to brown. Remove, cool on a cooling rack. Continue with the remaining dough.

Pink Lemonade Cookies

Here’s hoping that Isabel’s virtual birthday party is one big surprise, and one she’ll never forget. If you don’t already know Isabel, I highly recommend you visit her blog: Family Foodie.

Pink Lemonade Cookies
Pink Lemonade Cookies
 

The best parties always have the best food. Here is the entire menu for Isabel’s party, compliments of her friends, colleagues and fellow foodies:

Join me in celebrating Isabel’s Birthday with all the delicious food and drinks her #SundaySupper family prepared!

Birthday Drinks:

Birthday Appetizers:

Birthday Main Courses:

Birthday Desserts:

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Terri Truscello Miller

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

These are such fun cookies! I love pink and the lemonade is perfect for a Summer party. Thank you for participating!

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Friday 7th of August 2015

Such bright and summery cookies!

Bobbi Burleson

Wednesday 5th of August 2015

I love these cookies Renee! I wish I had had this recipe when my son and his fiance had their baby shower :) I Will hold onto it for when my grand daughter is old enough for cookies.

Wendy Klik

Wednesday 5th of August 2015

I Love the cookies and I really love the apron and glasses. I am heading over to check your ETSY site now

Cindy Kerschner

Wednesday 5th of August 2015

So pretty in pink, Renee! I love the Sunday Supper glasses!

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