Festive Lemon Cookies


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice from concentrate
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  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • Lemon Glaze (See Recipe Below)


Combine all ingredients except flour and lemon glaze; with mixer, beat until well blended. Beat in flour. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour. On well floured surface, knead one dough portion into a smooth ball. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven for 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool. Repeat with dough scraps and remaining dough. Decorate with lemon glaze. Store tightly covered.

Lemon Glaze

With mixer, beat together 4 cup unsifted confectioners' sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Divide glaze and tint with food coloring, if desired.


By Robin from Washington, IA


July 13, 20060 found this helpful

what size package of cream cheese

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