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Pink Lemonade Gooey Butter Cookies

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A soft delicious cookie, pretty in pink

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Butter Or Margarine, Softened
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 whole Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 1 whole Large Lemon, Zest Grated
  • 1 package (18.25 Oz. Size) Pink Lemonade Flavor Cake Mix
  • Granulated Sugar, For Rolling
  • Confectioners Sugar For Rolling

Preparation

Put the butter into a large mixing bowl. Cream the butter until soft and creamy. Add the cream cheese and beat until mixture is smooth. Beat in the egg, lemon extract and lemon zest until combined. Add the cake mix and beat just until well mixed.

If the dough is too soft to roll into balls, cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours or until it’s easy to handle.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Place some granulated sugar and confectioners’ sugar into separate bowls.

Roll the dough into 1-inch to 1 1/4-inch balls.

Drop each dough ball into the bowl of granulated sugar and roll it in the sugar to coat completely.

Immediately drop the sugared dough ball into the confectioners’ sugar and roll it to coat heavily with the sugar. Rolling the dough balls in the granulated sugar first helps the confectioners’ sugar coating not sink into the baked cookies.

Place the dough balls 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes. DO NOT overbake. Take the cookies out of the oven when they look a little underdone.

Let the cookies cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes, then remove them from the pans to wire racks and cool completely.

Store the cookies in an airtight container. Makes about 2 1/2-3 dozen.

Adapted from a recipe I found years ago in a cookie club newsletter.

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Pat Mendell on 7.30.2012

or better yet add a little cherry grenadine..
Pat

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Pat Mendell on 7.30.2012

You could always buy a lemon cake mix and add a little red food color…
Pat

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Carol on 6.16.2012

Debbie-my local grocery store carries the Pillsbury mix-and I’ve also gotten it at Super Walmart and Target. I hope you can find it!

Carol

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adeline on 6.16.2012

It’s a pillsbury mix….
If I can’t find it I’m going to use another flavor, should still be yummy.
Thanks for sharing

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Debbie Jones on 6.15.2012

Where do you buy pink lemonade flavored cake mix? I’m in Texas, and I’ve never seen it. Recipe looks great if I can find the cake mix!

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Riggs Fam on 6.30.2012

These are delicious. The recipe is easy and they baked perfectly. It took me awhlle to find the pink lemonade cake mix, because I think it’s a seasonal item in my area. The experation date on the cake mix is 12 months from now, so I plan to stock up so I can make these year round. I love citrus and sweet, so these are a perfect combonation of that.

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