I may have mentioned before that my favorite drink from Sonic is their Cherry Limeade. Unfortunately, Sonic is across town from where we live now but only about a mile from our new house…yeah!!! =) I couldn’t be happier with the location of our new house – and not just because of Sonic ;). I’m also cleaning out my refrigerator (or trying to) and the open jar of maraschino cherries had to go. The only solution was cherry limeade cookies…obviously =). I took a basic, chewy sugar cookie recipe, added lime zest, cherry juice, and chopped cherries and then topped them with a powdered sugar-lime glaze. All the flavors of cherry limeade but in cookie form – delicious! Who’s ready for summer?? Enjoy!

Cherry Limeade Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp maraschino cherry juice
1 cup chopped maraschino cherries (well-drained)
zest of 2 limes
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tsp lime juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter, sugar, and lime zest until light and fluffy. Add egg and cherry juice and beat for about a minute more.
2. In separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined. Stir in chopped cherries. Scoop dough using a 1-1/2 tablespoon scoop, onto parchment lined baking sheets.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 9-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
4. In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lime juice. Add additional lime juice if necessary to thin. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Makes about 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

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  1. Stumbled upon your blog via a link party and Sonic Cherry Limeade's were the first thing I thought of when I saw your post! Will definitely have to whip these up sometime soon 🙂

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