Pink Lemonade Wafers
40 min
2 hrs


1 cup sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. 

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1/2 cup sugar, butter, egg, lemon zest, lemon juice and red food color in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    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 5-7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Tip #1

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


1Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
20Sodium (mg)
6Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  January 20, 2012

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.

— says Laura W.
  June 19, 2009

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.

— says Paula
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