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pink lemonade cookies
makes 2 dozen cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup freeze dried raspberry or strawberry powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. line a pan with parchment paper. in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the sugar and the butter until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. scrape down the side of the bowl and then add in the egg, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. in another bowl combine the flour, dried raspberry/strawberry powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk together. scrape down the sides of the bowl then on low speed, gradually add in the dry ingredients. wrap the dough into cling-wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. roll to 1/4 inch thickness and cut out with desired shapes and bake for 8-10 minutes.
zest of 1 lemon
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp meringue powder
combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitter with a whisk attachment. gradually add in water, a teaspoon at a time, until a thick yet pipable consistency forms. once you are done with the thicker icing for piping a boarder on the cookies add in a little more water gradually until the icing becomes slightly looser to flood the cookies.