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Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

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Guys these Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies are so soft and delicious! They have a lovely lemon flavor without being overpowering. I love lemon cream cheese desserts and these cookies do not disappoint. In fact, I think they are the best lemon cookies!

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies - I think these are the best lemon cookies - soft, moist, with a light lemon flavor. Grab the easy recipe.

 

The drizzle I put on top of these lemon cookies has lemon juice in it too, adding to that great lemon flavor.

Recipe for Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

You start by creaming together your butter and cream cheese. That alone should tell you these are going to be some great cookies.

Creaming the butter and cream cheese for the lemon cream cheese cookies.

 

Add the sugar and then you’ll let it go mixing away because creamy is always better.

Adding the lemon zest to the lemon cream cheese batter.

 

Once it’s creamy you’ll be adding the egg, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Dry ingredients for the lemon cream cheese cookies.

 

Time to prep the dry ingredients. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. I whisk it all together.

Then it’s time to add the dry to the wet until it’s just combined.

Now, this is the hardest part – waiting the 4 + hours so the dough can firm up.

Once the lemon cookies are baked up you’ll let them cool at least 20 minutes and then it’s time to drizzle with a lemon icing… so good!

Adding the lemon drizzle to the top of the lemon cream cheese cookies.

 

Then I finish the cookies with a little more lemon zest. It looks so pretty plus it adds a great additional lemon flavor.

One bite and you'll see how moist, soft and lemony these Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies are.

 

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Cooling
24 mins
Total Time
46 mins
 

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies are the best lemon cookie! They are soft and moist with a great light lemon flavor, perfect for summertime!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie, cream cheese, lemon
Servings: 20 cookies
Ingredients
Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice I got from 1 large lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest from 1 large lemon
  • 2 ¼ flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
Lemon Icing
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp milk
Instructions
Making Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
  1. Cream your softened butter, softened cream cheese, and sugar for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Start at low speed with your mixer and gradually get to medium-high.

    Creaming the butter and cream cheese for the lemon cream cheese cookies.
  2. Add the egg, mix on low speed until combined.

  3. Add the vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix on low until combined.

    Adding the lemon zest to the lemon cream cheese batter.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until smooth and combined.

    Dry ingredients for the lemon cream cheese cookies.
  5. Slowly add to the mixer on a low speed until the dry and wet mixtures are combined smoothly.

  6. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

  7. When you're ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

  8. Use a spoon to scoop dough about golf ball size. Roll between your hands until it's a smooth ball. Place on the parchment paper at least 2 inches apart.

  9. Bake in your preheated oven for 12-14 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown.

  10. Cool for 20 minutes before icing.

Making Lemon Icing
  1. In a small bowl mix together with a fork the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and milk until smooth.

  2. Use the fork to drizzle the icing on top of the cooled lemon cream cheese cookies.

  3. Finish with a sprinkle of the lemon zest.

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