Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

My boys love cookies and one in particular, loves lemon.  As a special treat for a school snack, I made these Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies for him.  I made Molasses Cookies for my other two.

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Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
Ingredients

1 15.25 oz. box lemon cake mix
8 oz (1 cup) neufchatel cheese, homemade
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
3 Tablespoons (1 Sunkist lemon) lemon juice, divided
zest of 2 Sunkist lemons
2 cups powdered sugar, more if needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Whisk together neufchatel cheese and butter. Whisk in egg.  Stir in cake mix and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice.  Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator 30 minutes.  Zest lemons.  Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and zest of one lemon.  Take out of refrigerator and form into walnut size balls.   Roll in powdered sugar with zest.  Place on cookie sheet.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Place remaining cookie dough in refrigerator while cookies are in oven.  

When done, remove cookies to cooling rack.  Repeat with remaining cookie dough.  Mix remaining powdered sugar, zest of one lemon and 3 to 4 Tablespoons lemon juice. Drizzle over cooled cookies.   Alternately, instead of drizzling the cookies, mix powdered sugar and zest of one lemon and dip tops of cookies in lemon sugar.

Let’s make some cookies!

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Cream cheese and butter
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Whisk cream cheese and butter
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It should look like this
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Squeeze lemon
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Add egg
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Whisk it in
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Add cake mix
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Stir in cake mix
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Looks like this after in the refrigerator
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Powdereed sugar and lemon zest
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Roll cookie dough in lemon powdered sugar
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Place on ungreased cookie sheet
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Place on rack to cool
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Make drizzle
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I love the lemony waterfall