The weather’s all over the place here in the UK. It’s very warm, yet we are still getting plenty of rain – typical. (I do enjoy the odd thunderstorm we get though!) Rain or not, the hot weather makes me want to bake with citrusy fruits, and bake with them I will. 😉
Today I bring you cookies that are made for summertime, perfect for those hot days – Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies! I’ve topped these cookies with a delicious lemon glaze and a sprinkle of lemon zest for an added burst of citrus in every bite. Love lemon desserts? You need these cookies in your life!
The cream cheese added to these cookies makes them extra soft and moist without actually making them taste like cream cheese. In fact, I find it makes these cookies taste more buttery! Bonus!
Speaking of butter, I always suggest using a good quality butter for the best possible taste. I love using Wyke Farms butters in my baking for its quality and taste.
The lemon glaze takes these cookies to the next level, giving them a burst of sunshine in every bite! It’s super easy to make, too. Simply mix the icing sugar with a few teaspoons of lemon juice until you reach your desired consistency, then drizzle over the cookies. Next step: Devour the cookies!
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper, or a silicone mat. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornflour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. Set aside.
Whisk together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add the egg and mix until combined, then mix in the lemon extract. Fold in the dry ingredients.
Roll the dough into 1.5oz balls, about 14 - 15 balls, and place on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the Glaze
Mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth and combined. Add more juice to reach desired consistency if needed. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies, and enjoy!