Soft Lemonade Sugar Cookies

Spring Break is over – boo!!  Back to work, baseball and normal life … no more sleeping in, fly by the seat of our pants trips to Menchies (our local fro-yo shop with a bazillion topping options), beach weekends or catching up on riveting reality TV ;)  BUT I did get in some baking – yay!!

How about we {taste this} … soft lemonade sugar cookies!!!

These cookies are soft and fluffy, rolled in sugar and delightfully citrusy thanks to the frozen lemonade concentrate … and they are the perfect addition to the citrus baking series I’ve concocted :)  Did you see the lemon cookie white chocolate truffles?  Divine!

Okay, now how to make these beauties …

Soft Lemonade Sugar Cookies
adapted from the  Soft Lemonade Cookie recipe in the Taste of Home cookie magazine
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed & divided
additional granulated sugar to roll the cookies in

1.  Cream butter & sugar.
2.  Add eggs one at a time, making sure to incorporate each egg thoroughly
3.  In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda
4.  Add 1/2 of dry mixture and alternate with 1/3 cup lemonade concentrate, mixing well after each addition.

The original recipe had these as drop cookies but mine came out UGLY.  So, I chilled my dough for 1-2 hours and was able to roll it which I found made the cookies more uniform.  So, roll about a tablespoon of dough in your palms into a ball (it will be a little sticky) and then roll it in sugar.  Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet / baking stone.  These spread out a bit while baking, so give ‘em a little room.  Bake at 400* for 8-10 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Sweetly sugared and lightly lemon-y, these are sure to be a hit at your Spring brunch, Easter party or Sunday afternoon … they make me want to sit out at the street with a lemonade cookie stand ;)

They taste even better the day or two after you make them, so if you have the patience, they just keep getting better and better!


  1. They do look so yummy – thanks for the recipe!

  2. Yummy! love lemony sweets, thanks!

  3. These sound really yummy! I’ve never had anything like these and I think I’m missing out!

  4. Yum, I love all things lemon!

  5. Oh yum I love lemon cookies and these look delish! Thanks for sharing!


  6. These sound like great cookies! I’ve never had lemonade cookies, love this idea though, and your recipe looks really good! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Keri,

    Just came over from Mandy “sugar bee” and I think I really have to try this recipe. I made many cookies but haven’t found the perfect recipe yet. Maybe this one will works. I let you know! Thanks for sharing and I’m glad I stopped by.

    Marieke from the Netherlands

  8. Hope you enjoyed your v-k, they always fly but at least we get them. cookis look wonderful my dau is a lemon girl so will have to try these for her……thanks, andi

  9. These sound delicious! Would love for you to share at my party:
    Have a great day!

  10. Wow, these sound perfect for summer. I’m totally pinning them. Happy to have found you as a co-host to Ginger’s party. :)

  11. Those look fantastic! I would love for you to share it (and any other creations) at my new linky party “Pin it and Win it Wednesday” at!

  12. Just pinned these! Thanks for sharing at Wow Me Wednesday!

  13. Those sound amazing!! You had me hooked at lemonade! I need to make these! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday’s Temptation.

  14. These look delicious I definitely need to try them

  15. These look amazing! I shall bake some this weekend.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I used to make something similar but had lost the recipe. Now I can’t wait to make them again!

  17. Yum! Do you know that I have had lemon cookies on my list to-bake for months? MONTHS. I must remedy that! I want these cookies, NOW!

  18. Oh wow these sound delicious! Gonna have to pin these!

  19. Oh, I love citrusy cookies, in fact I have a batch of citrus-doodles I made yesterday stocking my freezer right now. I definitely need to add your recipe to my “to-bake” list.

    We’d love for you to link this post to our Finished Friday party.

  20. THESE LOOK….OH MY GOODNESS DELICIOUS! I would be thrilled to have you share these at my link party going on!!

  21. Yum, these look so good. Can’t wait to try them!

  22. Lemonade cookies?! Yum!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  23. Thank you for linking these up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

  24. Yum! These look and sound delish. Thanks for sharing!

  25. These cookies look incredibly delicious and refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,


  26. Thanks for stopping by to check out my paper plate baskets! I just pinned this recipe :) few ingredients and delish? My fave!

  27. Your cookies look so good! We hope you’ll be back to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We loved having you! -The Sisters

  28. Those look great! I love lemonade – in a cookie – heck yes!! :)

  29. These sound yummy, I love all things lemon! Thank you for sharing on A Crafty Soiree. I’ve featured them on the next one.

  30. Thanks for sharing..I made these and they turned out great (it was my first time making cookies from scratch!)

    The Teacher Tattles

  31. They look light and refreshing, great for those warm summer days. Consider this recipe stolen :)

  32. Mine didn’t have much of a lemon flavor. Any ideas what I did wrong?

    • Hi Sarah – I think the lemon flavor was a little stronger after a day or two once the flavors settle in a bit. If you want a bigger punch of lemon flavor, you could make a simple lemon glaze or frosting, too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  33. Suzanne says:

    these came out so boring. 1 1/2 hours in frig & still could not roll them. No flavor & I followed the recipe exactly.

    • Hi Suzanne – I didn’t actually roll these out (like you would a cut out cookie with cookie cutters) but rather rolled about a tablespoon of dough in my hand. It was a little sticky and I just kept my hands a little wet to help with the sticking. I found that these cookies were better the day after they were baked – the flavors seemed to settle in a bit. And these cookies are lightly lemon – not a huge PUNCH of flavor but more of a subtle blend of classic sugar cookie and a hint of lemon. Hope this helps with the success of your cookies!



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