Sunday, March 29, 2009

~Pink Lemonade Wafers

This delicately flavored lemon wafer cookie is tinted pink and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Preparation time: 40 min Chilling time: 1 hrs Baking time: 5 min

Yield: 4 1/2 dozen cookies

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 egg
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
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.