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Best Cookies: Pink Lemonade Cookies
by: Donna Monday
Imagine pouring a glass of sweet, tangy lemonade into a cookie. The results are these delightful, lemony flavored cookies with their pretty pink coloring.

Pink Lemonade Cookies

1 cup sugar
butter, softened
1 egg
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 to 2 drops red food color
1 cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar, if desired


Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine cup sugar, butter, egg, lemon peel, lemon juice and red food color in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (1 hour).

Shape dough into -inch balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 2-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls to -inch thickness with bottom of buttered glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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