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Lemon-Glazed Cream Cheese Cookies

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 50 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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You won’t believe these tender lemon cookies are made with sugar cookie dough.

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
3
oz cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
2
to 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Line large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add cream cheese, flour and 2 teaspoons of the lemon peel; stir with spoon or hands until well blended. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Frost cookies; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel. Store in airtight container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Line large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add cream cheese, flour and 2 teaspoons of the lemon peel; stir with spoon or hands until well blended. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Frost cookies; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

Omit frosting, and roll warm cookies in powdered sugar.

Substitute grated lime peel for the lemon peel, and fresh lime juice for the lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
71.9
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1.4g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
2.6mg
1%
Sodium
79.5mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
13.3g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
1.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
1%
1%
Calcium
1.50%
2%
Iron
2.90%
3%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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