Thursday, April 30, 2009

Soft Lemonade Cookies


My husband has been getting after me lately because every time I come across a dessert that I really want to make, it contains lemon..."what's with all the lemon!" I just can't help myself, it's just a bright tangy flavor that never seems to get old.

The very name of these cookies was appealing to me, and they are about at close to a refreshing glass of lemonade as you are going to get. They also really hold up to the name SOFT lemonade cookies. I don't know that I've ever eaten a cookie that was so soft, tender and delightfully chewy. Perfect for a spring picnic!

Soft Lemonade Cookies

Found in Taste of Home Baking Book

Ingredients

1 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 can (6 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and divided
Additional sugar

Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with 1/3 cup of lemonade concentrate, beating well after each addition.

2. Drop by rounded teaspoonful 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks. Brush warm cookies with remaining lemonade concentrate; sprinkle with sugar, cool.

21 comments:

Reeni♥ said...

Lemon is lovely in baked goods. I love the tart flavor with the sweet that just seems to melt in your mouth. These look real yummy!

Jenn said...

Lemonade in a cookie. interesting. i like the idea of that. Those looks delish.

Pam said...

I love lemon dessert so these cookies are calling my name. They look and sound great!

Katy ~ said...

I was just thinking this morning that I needed to make some cookies for the cookie jar.

Guess what's going in them! I love lemon cookies, or just about lemon anything for that matter.

I've been on a citrus kick lately, so this is perfect! Can't wait to have one. YUMMERS!

Barbara Bakes said...

I imagine the lemonade concentrate gives these cookies such a great flavor!

Heidi said...

I love lemon in desserts. I've made a great pie using lemon concentrate. YUM

girlichef said...

Yes....I want to try these! Don't know if you've read any of my "lemon-baking debacles", but I may as well give this one a try and hope it doesn't get added to that list :D

MaryBeth said...

You had me at SOFT!!! I love lemonade also so having cookies made out of it must be fabulous. Thanks for the award too...I am trying to get my answers together so my husband can come by and p/u the award.

Kristen said...

I've never heard of these kind of cookies before - I just love the idea

Alissa said...

These sound so good! You're right just the name itself makes you want them! I'll have to give these a go!

Kathy said...

Yummm!!! You can't go wrong with Taste of Home!!!

Cristine said...

I want one! :)

Coleen's Recipes said...

I agree, spring and lemon just go together.

burpandslurp said...

lemonade cookies! that's a first! sounds mighty refreshing, and perfect for the warmer weathers!

Donna-FFW said...

That is such a pretty name for a cookie. I bet they were terrific. Lemon flavors in cookies and bars are so refreshing.

Debbie said...

Oh they look so good. You can actually see that they are a soft cooie. I love lemon cookies and cakes, especially with coffee....Yum!

Sara said...

Lemonade is my husband's favorite drink! He'd love these. What a great idea.

Ingrid said...

I love lemon too! I just recent tasted and baked with Meyer lemons. Have you tried them they're good though less tart, more along the lines of oranges.
~ingrid

Netts Nook said...

I just love lemonade cookies I bet your kids were jumping with joy. Now I need a glass of milk your cookies look great Teresa.

Julie said...

Yum! Perfect for summer...those look so soft and scrumptious :)

Elyse said...

Mm, these lemon cookies look awesome. I love lemon, too--especially in the spring time. It's so refreshing. I can't wait to try out these soft, tender cookies. They sound like heaven!