Lemon Cream Cheese Delights

Noelle Myers

By
@noellemyers

I love a good lemon cookie. I came up with this after several years of trying to create a good lemony shortbread style cookie. It is now one of our favorites to have around the holidays. They are also good with tea on a cold winter afternoon.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
4 doz
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter, room temperature
3 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
sugar
1 large
egg
3 tsp
lemon zest, grated
3 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 tsp
baking powder
1/8 tsp
salt
2 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
sour cream
2/3 c
powdered sugar

Step-By-Step

1Pre-heat 375° F.

2Cream together cream cheese, butter and sugar. Add egg, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix well.

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3Sift Together Baking powder, salt, and flour. Mix into butter mixture. Dough will be very dry. Beat in sour cream. Dough will be stiff still, but moist.

4Form Dough into one inch balls. Flatten slightly and place on a parchment lined baking sheet, about one inch apart. Bake at 375° F for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

5Sprinkle with powdered sugar. To store, place in an airtight container, separating layers with wax paper. Will store for about 3 days on the counter, or freeze for up to 3 months.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #lemon, #Christmas, #cookie