Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

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Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies Follow Me on Pinterest When the weather turns cold, I start to think about citrus-y foods. Lemon has such a sunny flavor and color that it’s a welcome bit of brightness now that it’s getting dark so early.

These Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies have a subtle yellow color and lemon flavor. They’re a nice, balanced blend of tart and sweet. They’re also very soft and tender – almost like little cakes. So, if you’re looking for something a little different for your cookie tray, give these yummy guys a try!

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Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
  • 2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest/rind
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling)
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, corn starch, baking soda, and salt together.
  2. In a large bowl, stir melted butter, cream cheese, and sugar together until well-combined.
  3. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla; stir well to combine.
  4. Stir in lemon juice and lemon zest.
  5. Stir in flour mixture, and mix until just incorporated.
  6. Cover, and chill dough for at least 1 hou8-24 hours.
  7. Toward the end of the chilling time, preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  8. Using a medium cookie scoop (1 ½ tablespoons), scoop dough. The dough will be very sticky, so it try to handle it as little as possible.
  9. Roll dough in granulated sugar, and then place dough balls about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until middle is set and edges are very lightly golden brown.
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  1. says

    I love citrus in the winter, too. I always get so excited when the grocery stores start carrying multiple varieties of lemons, limes and oranges. Lemon cookies sound perfect!

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