Strawberry Lemonade Cake Cookies

March 6, 2015 by Jenny Melrose
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I am literally willing Spring here.  I just cannot take it anymore!  The snow is just absolutely ridiculous so I thought that if I added some Spring colors and flavors it might just make it’s appearance and make this week’s snowstorm our last for the season.  PLEASE!!!  I clearly need a good dose of Spring and nothing says Spring more to me than Strawberry Lemonade.   The fresh citrus flavor combined with the sweet and pretty color of the strawberries just make it perfect, which is why I thought the perfect dessert would be Strawberry Lemonade Cake Cookies.

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Strawberry Lemonade Cake Cookies

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Cookies

You’ve probably noticed my recent love for all things cake cookie recently.  We had our Red Velvet Cake Cookies and then there was also our Hot Chocolate Cookies.  I just love how simple cake cookies are to make and these are no exception.  I even went with an unconventional twist by adding Lemon Royal Icing to the top.  Yes, you read that right LEMON ROYAL ICING!

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Cookies Recipe

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Easy Strawberry Lemonade Cake cookies

Not only is the icing ah-mazing on these cookies, but the cookie is soft and flavorful.  Cake cookies are by far the easiest type of cookie to make.  I used Pillsbury Pink Lemonade Cake Mix  as my base for the cookie.  One thing that I accidentally learned was that using coconut oil on my favorite cookie sheets definitely gives the cookie a nice little crunch on the bottom.

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Cookies
Recipe Type: dessert
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • Strawberry Lemonade Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Lemon Royal Icing
  • 3 cups confectioner sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of meringue powder
  • 3-4 drops of lemon essential oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with coconut oil.
  2. Mix the Strawberry Lemonade Cake Mix with the eggs, flour, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
  3. Roll the dough into tablespoon size balls.
  4. Place on the cookie sheet and flatten a bit.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 F.
  6. Meanwhile, mix together the confectioner sugar, water, meringue powder and lemon essential oil. You want soft peaks.
  7. Once the cookies cool pipe the lemon royal icing onto the cookies by doing the outline first and then flooding the middle.

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Recipes with Lemon Essential Oils

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Lemon Strawberry Swirled Bread // Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting // Lower Calorie Lemon Cookies

Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake // Lemon Cake // Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars // Strawberry Lemonade Cake Cookies

Raspberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes // Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge // Lemon Poppyseed Crumb Muffins

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  • Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life


    I love strawberry and lemonade together! These cookies look so refreshing over chocolate, too. I think I’m looking forward to spring as well!

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