Soft Lemon Cookies

Soft Lemon Cookies

Soft Lemon Cookies

If you LOVE lemon like my daughter and I do, you will go nut for these! 

We are having a couples weekend with my daughter and her boyfriend, at the beach for the seafood and wine festival. We will be staying at a beach house so we can BBQ yummy seafood we catch, and crab off the dock.
I always take plenty of homemade snacks and goodies and my girl loves her lemon, so these are perfect!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • yellow food coloring, optional and as desired
  • 2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice, or as necessary for consistency
  • lemon zest, for garnishing (if you be fancy)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To the mixer add, the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed, light, fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the egg, and lemon extract, and beat on medium-high speed until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. If adding the lemon food coloring add now with the lemon zest, and beat on medium speed until combined, about 30 seconds.
  4.  Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute; don’t over mix.
  5. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate of 2-3 hours. (do not skip this step)
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  7. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place 2 inch apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for about 8-9 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just set, don’t over Cookies firm up as they cool, leave on cookie sheet for 5 minuets before transferring to cooling rack . Allow cookies to cool completely before glazing.

Enjoy the soft tangy sweet goodness!

Love Hope