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Pink Lemonade Cookies

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

A pink tray filled with Pink Lemonade Cookies along with a glass of pink lemonade on the side with ice.

I originally shared this recipe in 2015. I’ve recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.


**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Pink Lemonade Cookies is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


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The ingredient list:

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How this recipe came to be:

My husband and I decided to host a huge summer luau in our backyard and this is one of the cookie recipes I developed to serve for dessert.

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

A super closeup horizontal photo of Pink Lemonade Cookies in a pile.

Can these lemonade cookies be frozen after baking?

You bet!

Store them in an air-tight container and freeze them for up to 4 months.

Can regular lemonade mix be used, not pink?

Sure thing! Use what you have, or what you like.

On a side note, however, you may want to use a few drops of yellow food color (not pink) for making yellow lemonade cookies (or no color at all), but the choice is totally yours on that.

The step-by-step photo instructions for making pink lemonade cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cream the butter, sugar and lemonade mix together in a large bowl until light and creamy.
  • Blend in the egg, vanilla, and lemon extract.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Zest one large lemon and set aside.
  • Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar mixture in 1/3 increments, blending lightly after each addition.
  • When the flour is all incorporated, add the fresh lemon zest and food color (if using), and blend lightly until the color is completely incorporated.
  • Use a small cookie to roll the dough into 1″ balls and then roll the balls into granulated sugar to coat.
  • Place on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 15-18 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, for even doneness.
  • Place on cooling racks to cool comepletely before serving.

Additional fun luau/summer recipes:

*Pineapple Shaped Cheese Ball (shown below and featured in the video)

This super cute Aloha Pineapple Cheese Ball will be the hit of your next summer party. It’s really easy to make and it’s crazy delicious too!

Overhead photo of a pineapple cheeseball on a platter with crackers.

*Twice Baked Sweet Potato Boats (not shown)

Travel to the tropics with these fun, festive, and extremely delicious twice-baked sweet potato boats featuring coconut and lime flavors.

*Sand Dollar Cookies (shown below)

Sand Dollar Cookies with cinnamon sugar are super easy to make, and the perfect way to celebrate summer. They’re just as much fun as a day at the beach!

A tumble of sand dollar cookies with a plastic beach pail and shovel.

*Frozen Pineapple Pops Dipped in Chocolate (not shown)

These Frozen Pineapple Pops dipped in chocolate and coconut are the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day! Make some today and stick them in the freezer to have on hand all throughout the summer!

*Pink Lemonade Cookies (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s fun pink lemonade sugar cookie recipe.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Pink Lemonade Cookies

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Pink Lemonade Cookies are perfect for any summertime party, or colorful celebration. They’re perfectly pink and delicious to eat!
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Cookie Recipes, Dessert – Cookies
Servings 60 servings
Calories 74 kcal


  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 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 along with 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.
  • -Add 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 350-degree Fahrenheit 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, and continue the process with the remaining dough.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 67mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 99IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pink cookies, pink lemonade cookies, pink rolled cookies
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 21st of September 2021

I made these cookies for a birthday party and everyone loved them, even people who were not big fans of lemon-flavored treats. Just a note on the baking time, I like my cookies on the softer side, so I took them out at 13-14 minutes. Thank you for a yummy recipe!


Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed these cookies and knew enough to adjust the bake time to achieve softer cookies. Thanks for the comment, Katie. Take good care, Renee


Wednesday 14th of July 2021

My friend is having a little girl and these are going to be perfect for her baby shower! So cute!


Saturday 17th of July 2021

These would be adorable for a baby shower. Great idea, Liz!


Wednesday 14th of July 2021

My 12 year old made these last weekend for a party. Everyone loved them!


Saturday 17th of July 2021

Glad to hear it, Taryn!

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!