Pink Lemonade Cookies

A summery pink strawberry lemonade version of sugar cookies.
Pink Lemonade Cookies

Pink Lemonade Cookies

By Sue Lau

Once again it is the top of the month and time to #FilltheCookieJar! For this month, I wanted to do a cookie that reminded me of old-fashioned summertime, so I decided to go with a strawberry’lemonade based sugar cookie.

After all  the weather has been warm here every day, and besides sitting out in the mornings watching the sunrise with coffee and watching the hummingbirds stop by for their breakfast, the evenings outdoors end with the arrival of the fireflies, and with the raucus celebration of the early brood arrivals of cicadas in-between.

It seems like such a short while ago I was neck deep making Christmas cookies!  How time flies!Pink Lemonade CookiesThese cookies are really easy to make as sugar cookies go, with no rolling of the dough at all. You just mix the dough, chill,  drop as scooped balls onto the cookie sheet, flatten, sprinkle, and bake. I thought about doing a royal icing drizzle on them, but wanted things easy, so I went with the sprinkles and aren’t they cute? They remind me of the stars that fall  out of large fireworks on the Fourth of July.

The cookies themselves are crisp with that strawberry and lemon flavor I am sure you will love. I know they won’t last long here!

~SuePink Lemonade Cookies

Pink Lemonade Cookies

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pink Lemonade Cookies
Allow extra time to chill the dough


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon red  food coloring
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • rainbow cookie sprinkles (as needed)


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add egg, extracts and food coloring, mixing until incorporated.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing to form a cookie dough.
  4. Chill dough until firm. At least an hour- I chilled mine overnight. I don’t like waiting around so I do the dough the day before and keep it in a plastic storage tub.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  6. Scoop chilled dough by one tablespoonful  onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spacing cookies  several inches apart.
  7. Flatten dough with a glass (I use a piece of wax paper sprayed with nonstick to keep the glass from sticking to the dough).
  8. Top cookies  with sprinkles, patting down slightly.
  9. Bake for about 9 minutes or until lightly browned at the edges  (a dark pan might only go for 8 minutes); slide the parchment onto a wire rack and cool completely.

From the kitchen of

Pink Lemonade Cookies

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6 responses

  1. I love the way these cookies look. The sprinkles are so fun. I was wondering where the pink lemonade flavor was going to come from and I was happy to see it was from the mix of strawberry and lemon extract. Great combination and great recipe. Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group – I am alway excited to see what you share.

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