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Lemonade Cookies Recipe

Lemonade Cookies       

Recipe by: Lori R

I have also used lime-ade and other fruit juice concentrates for these. It's interesting to see just what kind of bar or cookie you'll come up with!

1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 6-oz.can frozen lemonade OR orange juice concentrate (reserve 2 Tbsp. for frosting)

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp. reserved frozen concentrate
1 tsp. vanilla
1 - 2 Tbsp. milk

1. Heat oven to 400F. In large mixer bowl combine 1 1/4 cups sugar, butter and eggs. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy, (3 to 5 minutes). Reduce speed to low. beat, gradually adding flour, lemonade concentrate and baking soda and scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

3. In small mixer bowl combine all frosting ingredients EXCEPT milk . Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies; sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.

Makes 4 dozen

For bars - spread dough in greased 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 400 F about 25 minutes (check for done ness with toothpick or clean broom straw). Meanwhile, mix only 1/2 batch of frosting - immediately after bars come out of the oven, spread the frosting on top. It will melt into all those nooks and crannies and turn into a glaze. Cool completely before cutting.

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