Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookies

Delicious Strawberry Lemonade Cookies recipe on { } A soft buttery sugar cookie with a hint of lemon and a strawberry cream frosting!

Hello again, Lil’ Luna readers! It’s Alicia from The Baker Upstairs and I have a delicious summer treat to share with you today! Sugar cookies are one of my favorite desserts… I would even go so far as to say they are my favorite kind of cookie (which is saying a lot, since I make a ton of cookies). But these strawberry lemonade sugar cookies are out of this world! The strawberry and lemon flavor combination is so delicious and summery, and it makes these cookies so unique and fun!

The sugar cookie base is soft and moist, with just a hint of lemon. The texture is just perfect! I love that they stay soft for several days and don’t fall apart when you take a bite. The strawberry buttercream is sweet and flavorful and complements the soft cookies perfectly. These cookies would be the perfect dessert for any summer celebration!

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Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookies Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Delicious Strawberry Lemonade Cookies. A soft buttery sugar cookie with a hint of lemon and a strawberry cream frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 273 kcal
Author Lil' Luna



  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • zest of one lemon


  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • pinch salt
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp strawberry puree (from about 1/2 cup of strawberries)


  • Whisk together the cake flour, corn starch, baking powder, and salt, and set aside. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, egg white, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and lemon zest, and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour (or freeze 20 minutes if you're impatient like me).
  • Preheat the oven to 375. Prepare two baking sheets by spraying with cooking spray or lining with parchment or baking mats. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough to a ⅓ - ½ inch thickness (depending on how thick you like your cookies). Cut out cookies using a cup or biscuit cutter and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until the bottom is lightly browned (the tops of the cookies will still be very pale). Cool completely before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the salt, powdered sugar, and vanilla, and mix to combine. Add the strawberry puree and beat until light and fluffy. Frost cookies as desired and enjoy!

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cookie base adapted from Cooking Classy

Delicious Strawberry Lemonade Cookies recipe on { } A soft buttery sugar cookie with a hint of lemon and a strawberry cream frosting!

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Who would have thought of Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookies?!? Seriously – genius! Thanks, Alicia!

For more great recipes from her be sure to check out The Baker Upstairs, and for more info about her go HERE.

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites - Auntie Anne's copycat recipe. These things are AMAZING!!

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Red Velvet Waffles - so delicious and especially perfect for any special occasion. Recipe on { }.

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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with a Marshmallow Oreo Frosting!! { } Moist cupcakes with an oreo at the bottom and a creamy frosting.

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

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About the Author

Alicia Skousen

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day.

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  1. YUMMM!! Those look super yummy…I’ll have to try this recipe out on my girls at work! 🙂 And I’m thinking those bars might be next. I may quite possibly have an addiction to sugar cookies due to the simplicity and ability to share with anyone! lol Thanks for this post…I’m now in dessert heaven for the next 30 minutes! lol

  2. The next time my lil lady wants to make cookies, I am going to convince her these are the ones!

  3. The Strawberry flower on the cookie is so Summer Delightful.
    Question – regarding the strawberry puree added to the frosting. Did you make puree by adding sugar to crushed/blended strawberries or did you just crush up strawberries?
    Thanks for so many wonderful recipes AND beautiful pictures.

  4. Sounds delish! How many cookies does the recipe make? I want to make them for a bridal shower but need to know numbers….thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    My mom’s go-to cookie is a good ol’ sugar cookie and she is all about strawberry lemonade so this is perfect!