Frozen lemonade concentrate is an easy way to make lemon cookies. This recipe makes about 3 to 4 dozen delicious lemonade cookies -- you'll want to make a big batch to share! These delicious baked treats are made with lemonade concentrate, which gives these cookies a burst of lemon flavor.
The cookies are brushed with some reserved lemonade concentrate, but they may be iced as well. See the tips below the recipe for a simple lemon icing.
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- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 small can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed, divided)
- Optional: 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for sprinkling)
- Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
- In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
- Sift together the sifted flour and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture, alternating with 1/2 cup of the lemonade concentrate.
- Stir in grated lemon peel, if using.
- Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake cookies at 400F for 8 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.
- Remove the cookies to racks to cool completely.
- Brush hot cookies with remaining lemonade concentrate then sprinkle with some granulated sugar.
If you prefer iced cookies, combine 2 cups of confectioners' sugar with 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or lemonade concentrate and a few teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest. Ice the cookies while they are still slightly warm.
See Also: Lemon Butter Cookies