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Cream cheese cookie press cookies with a lemony zest! These Cookie Press Lemon Cookies can be made into festive shapes for any time of the year!
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Cookie Press Lemon Cookies

Cream cheese cookie press cookies with a lemony zest! These Cookie Press Lemon Cookies can be made into festive shapes for any time of the year!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: Cookie Press Lemon Cookies
Servings: 60 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk from 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Decoration

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • yellow sprinkles or yellow sugar

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Use mixer fit with paddle attachment to beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar until very smooth and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  • Mix in lemon juice and zest until well combined.
  • Add egg yolk and mix until just combined.
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture, about a 1/2 cup at a time, until well incorporated. Scrape down sides as needed.
  • Place dough into cookie press and squeeze onto cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake until just golden, about 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool completely before decorating.

Decoration

  • In a small bowl mix together water, lemon juice, and powdered sugar . Work in groups of about 4-6 cookies. Brush a small amount of sugar water over top of cookies and then immediately sprinkle with colored sugar.