Zesty Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

by Sheryl

Nothing beats a homemade cookie like these Zesty Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies that are super amazing, tangy, insanely delicious, and fresh!


For the Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 large egg, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Icing

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

How to make Zesty Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Step 1: Place the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Cream until smooth.

Step 2: Add in the sugar and beat until creamy.

Step 3: Whisk in the egg, followed by the vanilla extract and beat for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightened and fluffy.

Step 4: Combine the flour, lemon zest, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

Step 5: Add the flour to the cream cheese mixture alternately with the lemon juice. When adding begin an end with the dry ingredients.

Step 6: Mix the mixture until a rough dough forms. Add a little more four if needed so the dough isn’t sticky.

Step 7: Use a plastic wrap to cover the Doug with. Place inside the fridge and chill for an hour or two.

Step 8: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F.

Step 9: With a parchment paper, line two baking sheets. Scoop the dough and roll between your hands to create a ball. Transfer the balls onto the prepared baking sheets.

Step 10: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 20 minutes or until the edges started to brown and pulling away from the baking sheets.

Step 11: Once done. remove from the oven and cool.

Step 12: For the icing, whisk the powdered sugar, milk, and lemon juice until smooth. Control how thick you like your icing by either adding more or less powdered sugar.

Step 13: Drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies and let them set.

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