One of my favorite drinks is pink lemonade.
Not regular yellow lemonade.
I’m not sure exactly what it is about it. The fact that it reminds me of summer? The fact that it’s pink? The fact that it tastes delicious? Probably all of the above.
Have any of you ever seen the Countrytime Lemonade commercial? There is a family drinking lemonade on their big porch, there are kids swinging on wooden swings, running through fields of wildflowers, riding bikes down a dirt road, and it’s the middle of summer. It just seems like that’s what summer is all about. Perfect.
Now, we all know that life isn’t perfect, but I feel like I can get there just by sipping my pink lemonade. Yeah, I know, I’m crazy. I want to thank you all for sticking around despite my unhealthy delusional obsession with pink lemonade.
I am hoping to make you all love pink lemonade. It’s really a world-wide crusade. I’m starting with cookies. I think that’s a good place to start.
These cookies are light, fluffy, and moist. It will be hard to stop eating them. I promise. And I don’t break my promises.
Pink Lemonade Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 can (6 ounces) thawed pink lemonade frozen concentrate, divided
Preheat oven to 400°.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg and beat well until fully combined. In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Add in alternately with 1/3 cup of lemonade concentrate, beating well after each addition.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Brush tops of warm cookies with remainder of thawed concentrate; sprinkle with sugar.
Yield: 3 dozen
Grab your bike and meet me at the dirt road. I’ll bring the cookies and the lemonade.