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Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese & Lemon

Here’s a great sugar cookie recipe that comes with a little extra lemon zing.  We’re big cookie lovers in our house, but they have to be soft and chewy. These meet the mark and go perfect with a nice cup of “Joe”.  Enjoy and please remember to share.


You will need..

2 1/4 C flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 C cream cheese (room temperature)

3/4 C unsalted butter (room temperature)

1 C granulated sugar

1/4 C light brown sugar

1 large egg

2 tsp vanilla

zest and juice of 1 lemon



Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper that’s been lightly sprayed with oil.

In a bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt; then set aside.

In a standing mixer, using the paddle attachment ( you can use a hand mixer if need be) cream together the cream cheese and butter at medium speed until fully incorporated.  Next add the sugars and beat until smooth; then add the egg, vanilla and lemon zest and juice.

Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients

Using a spoon  place dough onto the parchment paper a few inches apart. I  used approximately 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie, but you can make these as large or small as you want. Sprinkle each cookie lightly with  granulated sugar and place in your preheated oven for10-12 minutes, or until the edges just begin to turn brown. To ensure even baking alternate the cookie sheets on the  oven racks.

Remove the cookies from the oven, sprinkle with colored sugar and allow to cool slightly before moving to a cooling rack. Right out of the oven these cookies are spongy and light. The cooling process gives them a chance to firm up, preventing breakage.

Makes 24-36 cookies depending on how big you make them.





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Wonderful! This recipe looks delicious. Seems like this might be just the recipe to help me get over my own Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese & Lemon. Thanks for sharing us your terrific post.:)

Ooh, I’ve never heard of a sugar cookie with cream cheese in it! Your cookies look so fluffy!

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