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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


For sugar cookies:

  • 12 oz butter
  • 1 1/2 cups cups sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tbsp salt

For glaze:

  • Half and Half
  • Powdered sugar


  • In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • On low speed add eggs one at a time.
  • Add vanilla and lemon zest, mix until combined.
  • Lastly add sifted ingredients and mix until all flour is incorporated.
  • Bake at 350 until just golden on edges. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely before decorating.

For Glaze:

  • Add powdered sugar to half and half in mixer with paddle attachment until you get desired thickness. You do not want this watery. (I like to start out with 1 cup of half & half to 2 cups of powdered sugar)


Tip: For rolling out dough I typically roll it between two pieces of parchment paper and chill for easier cutting/transferring to cookie sheets. Alternatively you can lightly flour your surface to roll out and cut.