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Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

These Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies are perfect for an afternoon tea. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 72kcal
Author Stephanie Manley



  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

The icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teapoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts


  • Cream the butter and cream cheese together until fluffy. Blend in baking powder, salt, sugar. Egg, grated lemon peel, and the lemon juice. Gradually blend in the 3 cups flour, or more, and knead to form a soft dough. Force the dough through a cookie press with a number 16 plate to form 3-inch-long bars. Press the cookies directly onto the baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 for 8-10 minutes. Allow cooling on a rack.

  • In a small bowl, blend the sugar, lemon juice, and milk together until smooth. Brush half the top of the cookie with icing. Sprinkle the icing with walnuts. Place on a rack to dry the icing. Repeat the process.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 0.6% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 1.6% | Iron: 2.5%
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