Friday, August 5, 2011

DFTS Original Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Thumbprints

One of my fellow box office employees was checking out my blog and nicely hinted that they'd love some lemon squares.  Since we're eating on the go in the box office and lemon squares are best if kept refrigerated, I thought I'd attempt to make a cookie version of my strawberry lemonade bars.  The hubby says they're great - just enough strawberry and lemon flavor so it's not too tart or too sweet.

 Strawberry Lemonade Thumbprints
Makes 2 dozen cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry lemonade (I used the Trader Joe's version)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, confectioner's sugar, and flour.  Mix well. 
  3. Roll into small balls.  Flatten and indent centers.
  4. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool.
  5. In saucepan combine filling ingredients. 
  6. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring well until thickened (20-30 minutes).  Beware, this mixture burns easily.
  7. When cool, spoon filling into indent of each cookie.  Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

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