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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Soft and chewy with a nice natural lemon flavor, these are the perfect lemony cookie. Fresh lemon juice and zest make the perfect lemon flavor. With the cream cheese, it makes the cookies cake-like (similar to a ricotta cookie). Sprinkling powdered sugar over the cookies is the perfect topping. These remind us of an old-fashioned lemon drop candy in cookie form. Noelle's cookie is great for Christmas, but with its fresh flavor would be lovely year around.

Note: In the Test Kitchen we used a small cookie scoop when forming the balls to ensure the cookies were equal size. If you find the dough too sticky, chill it in the fridge for a little bit before forming into balls. Also, these cookies bake at a high temperature for cookies so, since every oven is different, watch them closely. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
3 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

  1. Pre-heat 375° F. Cream together cream cheese, butter, and sugar.
  2. Add egg, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix well.
  3. Sift together baking powder, salt, and flour.
  4. Mix flour mixture into butter mixture. Dough will be very dry.
  5. Beat in sour cream. Dough will be stiff still, but moist.
  6. Form dough into one inch balls. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about one inch apart.
  7. Flatten slightly.
  8. Bake at 375° F for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  10. 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
Collection: Christmas Cookies




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