Lemon Cream Cheese Delights

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Lemon Cream Cheese Delights

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pre-heat 375° F.
  • 2Cream together cream cheese, butter and sugar. Add egg, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • 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.

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About Lemon Cream Cheese Delights

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