Soft Lemonade Cookies Recipe
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Soft Lemonade Cookies Recipe

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I remember my mother making these cookies. They just go perfectly with warm days. They're so lovely and moist, you won't be able to stop eating them. —Margo A. Neuhauser, Bakersfield, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 1/2 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 117 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with 1/3 cup lemonade concentrate, beating well after each addition.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Remove to wire racks. Brush with 1/2 cup lemonade concentrate; sprinkle with sugar. Cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Soft Lemonade Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p64

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"These cookies were really easy to make and tasted great. The lemony flavor was easy for me to identify. And the cookie itself was moist and soft. As for the person (Jenna092) who commented on these cookies NOT being lemonade cookies, really? The recipe is made with lemonade hence the name "Lemonade Cookies"."

Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"These cookies were very good, but they are not lemonade cookies. Only when I told someone that there was lemonade did they get a hint of the lemon flavoring. They are great sugar cookies, but would need lemon extract in order to be called lemonade cookies."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"Very nice cookies. Not really a whole lot of flavor to them, though."

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"Been making these delicious, lemony delights since the recipe first appeared in TOH in April 1996! The only thing I change in the recipe is reduce the sugar in the cookie to 3/4 cup. This brings out the zing of the lemon flavor even more! Yum!"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"These cookies are amazing! They are so tender, they seem to melt in your mouth. My son and I love anything lemon, so are crazy about these; my husband and daughter don't really care much for lemon, but even they like these cookies quite a lot. Easy to make, delicious to eat!"

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