Thursday, February 10, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies with pink lemonade frosting



When I saw this post by Tiffany at Eat at Home I knew I would have to try this simple recipe.  She created this recipe herself.  Kudos to her! Check out her pictures at the link.

I wanted to do lots of baking to give away for Valentine's Day and these sounded divine.

I wasn't disappointed!  I baked them when we were snowed in, several days before I was going to give them away, so I froze them, then thawed and frosted them. 

Just lovely and 'sunshine-y' don't you think?



STRAWBERRY LEMONADE COOKIES

1 (18 ozs) strawberry cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tb. water
1/2 c. pink lemonade mix (dry)

Preheat oven to 350.  In large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix with mixer until blended. Drop by teaspoons onto baking stone or cookie sheet.  Bake 8 - 10 minutes.   (I used my medium Pampered Chef scoop and baked them a tad bit longer for a larger cookie)

Frosting:

1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
3 Tb. powdered pink lemonade mix
3 Tb. soft butter
1 - 3 Tb. milk

Stir powdered sugar and lemonade mix together in small bowl. Stir in the butter; add milk gradually, until frosting reaches spreading consistency.  Spread cooled cookies.  Decorate if desired.

I hope you'll try them too - they'd be delicious any time of the year. 

Linked to Weekend Potluck

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Now...check out this simple, yet adorable, Valentine gift idea at Cooking with Libby .  Betcha can't make just one! 

TOOO cute!

12 comments :

Libby said...

Thanks for featuring the gift jars ;) But this recipe.....yummmmo! I love the addition of the lemonade mix in there. I'm sure it makes them pop ;) Gonna have to save this to make one day ;)

Angie said...

I visited Libby yesterday and seen her cute Valentine gift jars. What a perfect gift. I have been wanting to try the pink lemonade cookies for while now....Valentine's Day would be perfect. Thanks for sharing Marsha. And the Valentine M & M's are the perfect accent. Adorable!!

Mandy said...

Ooohhh sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

I love anything with lemon and I've always loved strawberry cake so this looks amazing to me! :)

Sue said...

These look fun and different~YUM!

Abby said...

These look yummy and I love pink lemonade!

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

I Love the idea of this flavor cookie! Great idea!

Amy said...

Yum, I love the combination of lemon and strawberry! :P Delicious!

Amy
http://utry.it

Lisa said...

I think I would go absolutely gaga over these cookies. They sound so delicious. Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday. Don't forget to come by and enter my giveaway for an item of your choice worth $25 from CSN (open to US residents). http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/crunchy-nut-cookies-and-giveaway-you.html

Desi said...

I saw these on Sweets for a Saturday and had to come check them out! Strawberry lemonade is delish, so I know I would love it in cookie form! I like your blog alot, tons of good recipes! I am your newest follower :)

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Amy said...

Thank you for participating the Smackdown Battle. Best of luck to your. This is a wonderful choice. ;)

Amy
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Bonnie said...

This recipe looks so flavorful and delicious. What a time saver to start with a cake mix.