Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies

Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies: The Charm of Home
The lemon fans in my house have been asking me to come up with a new lemon cookie.  I found this recipe that had cream cheese added to it.  It  looked so chewy I thought it would be a great recipe to try. 

Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies: The Charm of Home

These cookies have a dough like texture with the zing of the lemon.  They were really delicious and disappeared fast! 

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2  3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar 
1 1/2 tablespoon water

Combine the butter and cream cheese in a mixer with the paddle attachment.  Cream together for about a minute. Add the granulated sugar and continue to mix.
Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat on medium high speed till light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.  Meanwhile mix all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  Add half of the flour mixture and the lemon zest.  Mix.  Then add the remaining flour and the lemon juice.  Mix to combine until the dough starts to form a ball.  Cover and refrigerate dough about 2-3 hours.  
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper.  Take about 1 1/2 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball with your hands then place on the cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  When you remove from the oven take a spatula and flatten the cookies to about 1/2 thickness.  Allow cookies to cool completely before moving. 
To make glaze: combine sugar and water and whisk in a small bowl.  Whisk until there are no longer any clumps.  Take the cookies and dip the tops into the glaze or drizzle it on top of them and allow to harden.  
Serves: 24 cookies

Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies: The Charm of Home
This gorgeous lace Starfish Runner was provided for this post by Heritage Lace.  

Recipe Adapted from: Swanky Recipes



I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  
Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   
Home Matters linky Party at life With Lorelai


KiwiCat said...

They look delicious! Totally a recipe that I have to try!
Classy Country Girl

French pretties said...

Bonjour from France this time. They look delicious and they have so pretty summer look. Thanks for a recipe and a link to the Mad Tea Party!! Monika

aspiritofsimplicity said...

They look so delicious-one of my very favorite kinds of cookies.

Unknown said...

Looks SO refreshing on these hot days of Summer !
I will have to whip up a batch . Thanks for Posting
Leticia at KingMakerBlog.com

Unknown said...

Yummy cookies!
I can tell from the pictures they are going to be a hit. Lemon cookies is a favorite here.
That glazing? So simple yet so perfect.

Mary said...

Your seaside tea is so pretty Sherry and your cookies sound delicious!

Mom Das said...

This recipes sounds awesome and i shall definitely try it. Thanks!

Lou Lou Girls said...

I’m drooling right now! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh yum! They look delicious Sherry and I will surely make them. Thanks for sharing with SYC.