Lemon Cookies with cream cheese. Classic lemon butter cookies that bake up soft and chewy.
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Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies

The ultimate soft and chewy lemon butter cookies with cream cheese with a VIDEO. Fresh lemon juice and zest make these cookies sinfully flavorful and delicious. These cookies bake up thick and feature a quick lemon glaze.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 135kcal
Author Jessica (swankyrecipes.com)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp to 3 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • cup to 2¾ cup all-purpose flour if the dough is super soft, add more flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Lemon Icing

  • tbsp lemon juice or water use any extra lemon zest, too
  • ¾ cup to 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Combine butter and cream cheese in a bowl fit with a paddle attachment of a mixer. Cream together for about 1 minute.
  • Add granulated sugar and continue to mix. Add egg and vanilla extract and continue to beat on medium to high speed until light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add half the flour, all the baking soda, salt, cornstarch and lemon zest. Add lemon juice and the remaining flour.
  • Mix to combine until the dough starts to form like a ball. Add a little more flour until slight ball starts to form.
  • Cover and refrigerate dough at least 2-3 hours or up to a few days.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking sheet and spray with cooking spray or parchment paper.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop about 1½ tablespoon cookie dough. Roll cookie dough between hands to get a nice round ball and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-15 minutes.
  • TIP: This recipe is incredibly popular and has been made by thousands. While this recipe works for 90 percent of readers, another 10% it appears raw. If the cookies appear raw after baking and undercooked, continue to cook an extra 5-15 minutes. Every oven is different so use your best judgment on this recipe.
  • Removed from oven and while still hot, slightly press down if desired.
  • Allow cookies to cool down completely before transferring. Cookies will slightly harden overnight a little more so don't bake them much longer.
  • To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar and water together in a small bowl. Whisk fast until ingredients are combined with no lumps.
  • Dip cookies upside down into icing or drizzle icing over the top and allow to harden.

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Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg