cherry-limeade cookies

May 25, 2011

Oh, Texas…  You and your Sonic Drive-In on every other street corner.   Not going to lie... I miss you.
 The tiny town in which I was raised didn’t have much, but what it did have was a Sonic.  My staple “happy hour” order was always a barrel-sized cup full of Diet Cherry Limeade.  Diet Sprite with cherries and limes with their signature crushed ice.  
I don’t do carbonated drinks anymore, but I’ll always be a bit nostalgic toward my staple Sonic drink.  I’ve translated my Diet Cherry Limeade drink into cookie form so that you’re able to have a taste of this divinity whether or not there’s a Sonic on your street corner.
Cherry-Limeade Cookies
¾ cup fresh cherries, cut into ¼” dice
juice of 1 lime
¼ teaspoon lime zest
2 cups all purpose flour
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon instant lemonade mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup heavy cream

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir cherries, lime juice and two tablespoons together and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, rub lime zest into sugar until moist.  
  4. Add flour, lemonade mix, baking powder, salt and whisk to combine.  Mix butter into the flour mixture and combine until you have course crumbs.  
  5. Add cream and stir until dough begins to come together.  Gently stir in cherry mixture.
  6. Use a tablespoon to portion the dough onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 1 1/2 -2” apart.  
  7. Bake 18-20 minutes or until edges become golden brown.  Transfer to a rack to cool.
  8. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!


Hester Casey - Alchemy said...

Oooo these cookies look gorgeous - I cannot resist fresh cherries. I'm so happy now that cherry season has arrived. Beautiful photos.

Jess said...

I can't resist cherries either! In my excitement, I scooped them up without even thinking only to realize later how much I paid for them! AAHH! I need to wait until they're a little cheaper to do that again! :)

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