A recipe, what?! I know! It’s crazy!! Pink Lemonade cookies : ) Of course these aren’t exactly rocket science, so if you are like me and just aren’t quite the baker in the family, you can totally make these!!! Ok, I say that, but I won’t lie. The first time I tried to make these I totally messed them up. Do I get an excuse? Because I have one! It was really late, and in my head I knew I had to double the recipe for the party… but I wasn’t going to that night. So I doubled the cool whip and nothing else! So don’t do that.. I think that’s the only way you can mess up… and of course I already figured that out for you! : )
Let’s make some Pink Lemonade Cookies!
I have to warn you though, these little pink lemonade cookies are addicting! Addison had a major meltdown when I cut her off… I think she would have ate every single one, and she absolutely NO intension of sharing either!
My favorite thing about these cookies: 3 ingredients! Well then you top with powdered sugar, but so easy to make… a little messy, but fun for the kids!
– 1 box of strawberry cake mix
– 1 egg
– 1/2 of an 8 oz container of cool whip.
– powdered sugar
(optional: a little bit of lemon zest)
Preheat oven to 350
First pour some powdered sugar in a bowl. No measurement, you will just be using this to dip your hands in so the cookies don’t stick to you! Do NOT skip this step or you will be licking cookie dough off your hands for a good hour! Set this aside!
Put all your remaining ingredients into a bowl
Ok, so at this point you are probably thinking… aren’t you forgetting something? Nope that’s it! Start mixing it all together. Just a little side note, it helped me a little to whip the egg a bit before I put it in there… it seemed to spread through easier.
So just stir and stir and stir until it looks like this:
I timed it, but forgot to write it down. It took me somewhere like 6 minutes. That doesn’t sound long, but when you are stirring a very sticky batter… it is! : )
At this point I added in a little lemon zest for some lemon flavor, but this is up to you and how much you want to add, I just eyeballed it.
Now, get out some cookie sheets because you will probably have to do it in two batches.
(my sister covers her cookie sheets in parchment paper, but I didn’t… it’s up to you)
Now you are going to dip your hands in the powdered sugar and the get a small amount of the batter and roll it into a ball, about 1 inch in diameter. Then place on the cookie sheet. You will need to keep your hands covered in the powdered sugar throughout the process! Repeat until all your batter is gone.
I sprinkle mine with powdered sugar once they are all done, makes it kinda pretty!
Put in the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes. You really just have to work with your oven, they are a little sensitive! You don’t want to over cook them. When you pull them out they will be soft, but once they cool they stiffen up.
Let them cool for a few minutes, then remove and put on a cooling rack.
Now you have pretty pink lemonade cookies!
Did you see the Pink Lemonade Birthday Party? Check it out for all the pictures!