Pink Lemonade Butter Cookies

Arlene M.


I got this recipes from someone in another recipe forum, made them as a birthday gift, and found them to be so good I couldn't resist eating a bunch myself!

If you can't find Pink Lemonade cake mix (which is apparently seasonal), you can use other flavors; just change the lemon extract and zest to something that is complimentary to the flavor you're selected. (Orange with orange, almond with chocolate, etc.)


★★★★★ 2 votes

Maked about 3 dozen
15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 box
    pillsbury pink lemonade cake mix
  • 1 stick
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    lemon extract
  • ·
    grated zest of one lemon
  • ·
    granulated sugar for rolling
  • ·
    powdered sugar for rolling

How to Make Pink Lemonade Butter Cookies


  1. Cream butter until soft and creamy.

    Add cream cheese; beat until smooth.

    Beat in egg, lemon extract and lemon zest until combined.

    Add cake mix; beat until well mixed. If dough is too soft to roll into balls, refrigerate 1-2 hours until easy to handle.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Roll dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll balls in granulated sugar to coat, then drop them into confectioners' sugar to coat well. Place the dough balls 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly.

    Bake @ 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes. DO NOT overbake. Take cookies out of the oven when they look a little underdone.

    Let the cookies cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes; remove to wire racks and cool completely. Store in an airtight airtight. Makes about 2 1/2-3 dozen.

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About Pink Lemonade Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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