Pink Lemonade Wafers

Pink Lemonade Wafers

This delicately flavored lemon wafer cookie is tinted pink and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

40 min. prep time
4 1/2 dozen cookies
252 Ratings


1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 to 2 drops red food color
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar, if desired


Heat oven to 400°F. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, butter, egg, lemon peel, lemon juice and red food color in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (1 hour).

Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Flatten balls to 1/4-inch thickness with bottom of buttered glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Recipe Tip

If desired, cookies can be glazed instead of sprinkling with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 30

Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 20mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #7726B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These cookies turned out very nicely. However, if you want them as pink as in the picture, definitely use 2 drops of food coloring. I used one drop and they turned out barely pink. The taste of the cookie was a nice light lemon.
I made these for a cancer fundraiser and the pink color was great for that. Nice light cookie with a great lemon flavor, and so easy to make. They were a hit with the kids also.

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