The Utterly Sinful Lemon Cream Cheese Cookie

Because, ya know,
Once you are baking cookies, there are bound to be things like butter and sugar around, this recipe make no attempt whatsoever to be anything but rich and decadent.
Oh, and yummy.

Preheat oven to 350

Cream together until smooth
1 cup butter (two sticks)
3 ounces of cream cheese
1 cup of sugar

Add
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp MINIMUM finely grated fresh lemon peel.
(frankly, the more the better – I've put in as much as 4, but I like them very lemony.)

You can make lemonade with the grated lemons.
Or Grog.

Beat mixture until light

Add
2 1/2 cups shifted white flour
1/2 tsp salt

Mix

You can either press through cookie press, if you have one and are feeling handy.
Or scoop a generous 2 tablespoon ball with a melon-baller, and push flat.
Or chill, roll into an inch diameter log and slice.
Just depends on how finicky you are feeling.

Bake at 350 for approximately 15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned, but cookie itself is still light.
Let cool, preferably on a rack, preferably don't sample too many – though any that get too browned, or not browned enough, or possibly not perfectly shaped, are fair game.

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13 responses to this post.

  1. *droooool*I'm emailing this to MomH. I think she would approve. Plus, we can make these when I'm home at Christmas.

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  2. Basically, with low lemon peel, it is a nice lemony shortbread.When you start doubling or more on the lemon peel, it gets sorta super if you are a lemon freak.(Guilty)

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  3. Oh, those look goooood. I love lemon cookies. Gotta try these.

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  4. I'll have to dig out the oatmeal butterscotch raisin recipe I made last year. Oh, or try I think it was Woman's Day magazine, November or December issue had THIS coolest of cool cookie recipe. Woman's day, yes. Shut up! It was in the bathroom and had cookies on the cover. Even Admiral Ackbar said it was a trap…

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  5. Sounds wonderful!

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  6. [das ist gut]

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  7. Reading cookie recipes is a no-fault activity.(This one is going on the list!)

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  8. I know, those were so cool looking, not a real fancy recipe, but the wow factor of them was off the chart. Best part is you can use whatever type of fruit jelly in them pretty much. I do like that. Plus the powdered sugar on them makes for just the right look for snowy weather.

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  9. Favorited. I love really lemony cookies!

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  10. It's one of those simple, yet brilliant thing where you think "I coulda thought of that."Except, of course, you didn't.Apricot jam for me.

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  11. Mmmm… Apricot…

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  12. In the immortal words of Liz Lemon, I want to go to there. These sound awesome.

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  13. It seems to me, you are mistaken

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