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Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and sour that’ll make your taste buds pucker.

bright yellow lemon cream cheese cookies on a blue plate

When it comes to cookies, they have to be sweet, soft and chewy in the middle with a little crunch on the outside.

These Lemon Cream Cookies nail every single one of those must-haves.

The lemon flavor is so refreshing and it’s pretty too. It’s the perfect cookie to serve up at a party, bbq or baby shower and they are so easy to make!

lemon cream cheese cookies stacked

If you love lemon recipes like I do, make sure you check out our: Lemon Blueberry Cookies, Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars, Lemon Depression Cake and Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade.

How to Make Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Ingredients:

For The Cookies:

For the Frosting:

  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter – Softened
  • 4 ounces of Cream Cheese – Softened
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream
  • 4 cups of Powdered Sugar

Directions:

In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the Butter, Sugar, Egg and Vanilla, and mix together until smooth and creamy.  Juice the Lemon, and add the Juice to the Mixing bowl. Zest the Lemon, and add zest to the mixing bowl, and mix until blended. 

sugar being poured into bowl

In a separate bowl, add the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, and sift together until completely mixed.  Add to the mixing bowl, and mix until blended and a smooth dough has formed.  Add the Yellow Food Coloring Gel, and mix until well blended. 

flour being added to wet cookie ingredients

Heat the oven to 350 degrees, and line 2 cookie sheets with Parchment Paper. 

Scoop the Cookie Dough with a cookie scoop, and place on the Parchment Paper lined Cookie Sheets (about 12 to a cookie sheet), and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown.  Repeat until all the dough has been scooped and baked. 

lemon cookie dough on baking sheet

Remove Cookies to a wire rack to completely cool.

While the Cookies are cooling, make the Frosting.

In the mixing bowl, place the Butter, Cream Cheese, Heavy Cream, and Vanilla, and mix until smooth and creamy. 

Add the Powdered Sugar a cup at a time, and mix on low speed, scraping down the mixing bowl when needed, until all the Powdered Sugar has been added.  Blend until smooth and thick. 

Place the Frosting in a Pastry bag with a small round tip, and when the Cookies are cool, pipe the Frosting onto the top of the Cookies in a Zigzag, or curvy pattern. 

Allow Frosting to set up or firm up for about 30 minutes. 

lemon cream cheese cookies on a blue plate

Serve, and Enjoy!

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Yield: 36 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and sour that'll make your taste buds pucker.

Ingredients

For The Cookies:

  • 2 3/4 cups of Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of Sugar
  • 1 cup of Butter
  • 1 Egg 
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla
  • 1 Lemon - Juiced
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 3 - 4 drops of Yellow Food Coloring Gel

For The Frosting:

  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter - Softened
  • 4 ounces of Cream Cheese - Softened
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream
  • 4 cups of Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the Butter, Sugar, Egg and Vanilla, and mix together until smooth and creamy.  Juice the Lemon, and add the Juice to the Mixing bowl. Zest the Lemon, and add zest to the mixing bowl, and mix until blended. 
  2. In a separate bowl, add the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, and sift together until completely mixed.  Add to the mixing bowl, and mix until blended and a smooth dough has formed.  Add the Yellow Food Coloring Gel, and mix until well blended. 
  3. Heat the oven to 350 degrees, and line 2 cookie sheets with Parchment Paper. 
    Scoop the Cookie Dough with a cookie scoop, and place on the Parchment Paper lined Cookie Sheets (about 12 to a cookie sheet), and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown.  Repeat until all the dough has been scooped and baked. 
  4. Remove Cookies to a wire rack to completely cool.
  5. While the Cookies are cooling, make the Frosting.
  6. In the mixing bowl, place the Butter, Cream Cheese, Heavy Cream, and Vanilla, and mix until smooth and creamy. 
  7. Add the Powdered Sugar a cup at a time, and mix on low speed, scraping down the mixing bowl when needed, until all the Powdered Sugar has been added.  Blend until smooth and thick. 
  8. Place the Frosting in a Pastry bag with a small round tip, and when the Cookies are cool, pipe the Frosting onto the top of the Cookies in a Zigzag, or curvy pattern. 
  9. Allow Frosting to set up or firm up for about 30 minutes. 
  10. Serve, and Enjoy!

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