Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookies

A chewy, lemon sugar cookie with a buttery crisp edge topped with the best strawberry buttercream frosting! These truly are the best strawberry lemonade cookies and they are perfect to serve year round! Recipe by Sugar & Charm.

Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookies

Strawberry Lemonade Sugar Cookies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 24 Cookies

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  • Cookie Sheet
  • Electric Mixer
  • Blender or Food Processo


For Lemon Cookies

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling

For the Strawberry Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/8 cup strawberry puree
  • vanilla extract
  • salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add in the egg, lemon zest and lemon juice. Continue to beat on high until egg is fully incorporated.
  • Turn the mixer to low and add in the dry ingredients. Beat on low until well-blended.
  • Roll 1” cookie balls in granulated sugar.
  • Place the cookies on the lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack.
  • To make the buttercream frosting, slice the stems off 8 fresh strawberries.
  • Add them into a blender or food processor to puree.
  • In a mixing bowl beat together butter, strawberry puree, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla extract until soft and creamy.
  • Spread a dollop of frosting over each cookie.
  • Add a sliced strawberry over the top.

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