Lemon Cheesecake Cookies

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  • Published Nov 14th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings60
  • Calories41
A sweet, cheery little cookie that will stand out on your cookie plate.

Lemon Cheesecake Cookies Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Lemon Cheesecake Cookies for 60 servings:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 60 cinnamon red hot candies, or as needed

Lemon Cheesecake Cookies Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Lemon Cheesecake Cookies, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Lemon Cheesecake Cookies is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Lemon Cheesecake Cookies within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Lemon Cheesecake Cookies easily:

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, lemon peel, and lemon extract and beat well.
  3. 3 Sift flour and salt together in a bowl. Add to the bowl with the butter mixture in 3 additions, mixing well after each. Add food coloring and mix in thoroughly.
  4. 4 Press cookies 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheet using a cookie press fitted with a flower disc. Press 1 red hot cinnamon candy into the center of each cookie.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until just starting to turn golden brown on the edges, 14 to 16 minutes; do not overbake.
  6. 6 Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 41 calories; 2.1 grams of fat; 4.8 grams of carbohydrates; 0.5 gram of protein; 9 milligrams of cholesterol; 24 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 9th 2019

    ilove it, but who would keep cinnamon red hot candy from the 60's

  2. Dec 23rd 2018

    These were delicious!!! I saw no reviews or stars on it and happy to be the first one since all three words of this recipe are my favorite! I sub the white sugar for confectionares’ suga ...