I tend to hit a slump in the afternoon where I need a pick-me-up of some kind to keep me going, and since I also tend to get dehydrated easily, I’ll usually grab a cold drink for instant refreshment.
Simply Juice Drinks are made with simple, all-natural ingredients, including real fruit juice. There are no added preservatives, colors or artificial flavors, and as someone who was severely addicted to diet soda with all of its additives, I sincerely appreciate drinking something “real” again.
It makes the perfect afternoon beverage!
Because I’m a terrible decision maker, I bought all three flavors of Simply Juice Drinks: Simply Fruit Punch, Simply Tropical and Simply Mixed Berry. I like having options!
I usually drink them on their own or over ice, but they would make really tasty mocktails or cocktails too. I can see myself sitting out by the pool with a Simply Juice Drinks mocktail in hand. I think I’ll make that happen this summer.
And you know what else I thought of after tasting all three flavors?
I normally don’t think of cookies and juice together, but I loved the taste of the juice drinks so much that I started dreaming of how to capture it. So I made a batch of sugar cookies with fruit juice glaze icing!
Aren’t they cute?
Now you can have your afternoon refreshment and a snack too!
Sugar Cookies with Fruit Juice Glaze Icing
- 2/3 cup butter
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
Glaze (For each flavor)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp favorite variety of Simply Juice Drinks
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; stir in.
- In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt). Add to wet ingredients; mix until dough forms.
- Roll 2 tablespoon-sized bits of dough into balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten balls gently with the bottom of a glass.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookie bottom has lightly browned. Remove from oven; cool cookies on wire rack.
- To glaze: mix together powdered sugar and juice with a whisk. Spoon over cooled cookies and let dry.
This post is sponsored by Simply Beverages, but all opinions are my own.