The weather here in Florida took a turn for the better the past couple days. Well, not so much today because it is getting ready to rain, but hey atleast my garden will get watered! There is always a positive side to things. I can’t wait for the days of playing in the sprinkler, running around in the yard with water guns, and ice cold lemonade!
That is what inspired these cookies! My family loves lemonade! Depending on who you ask you get different answers, it could be pink, in could be regular, it could be strawberry, but we all like lemonade! I know some of my readers live where the weather hasn’t begun to warm up yet. So, to give you a taste of things to come you should whip up a batch of these 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.;
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!