Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lemonade Cookies

I have yet to make these- but I will soon! I adapted this from a recipe in Parenting Magazine.

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. powdered lemonade mix
1 egg
8 drops red food coloring
1 3/4 c. flour
pinch of salt
1/4 c. pink decorating sugar
1 tbl. light corn syrup
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2-3 tbl. fresh lemon juice

In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, and lemonade mix. Beat until fluffy, about 3 mins. Add egg and food coloring, beat well. Gradually add flour and salt. Beat until dough begins to cling.

Gather dough into a ball and shape into a 7x 2 1/2 in. log. Wrap in wax paper and chill 3 hrs, until firm enough to slice.

Preheat oven to 360. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place pink sugar in a shallow bowl. Brush outside of the dough log with corn syrup. Cut log into 1/8 in. slices (like a cookie) then lightly roll the edges in pink sugar. Place on cookie sheet. Score the top of cookies with the back of a small knife to make them resemble citrus segments.

Bake about 8 mins. Until edges are just firm. Let cool on a wire rack.

Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice in a ziploc bag. Snip a small hole in the corner and pipe icing onto scored lines Let stand until icing is set.

Makes about 2 1/2 doz.