Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies – Deliciously soft, chewy, and thick cookies made with cream cheese for extra softness, and infused with lemon!

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Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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. 😉

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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!

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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!

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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.

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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!

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Yield: 15 cookies

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Cookies
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, mostly melted
  • 1/4 cup (50g) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2 cups (250g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • For the Glaze
  • 1 cup (125g) icing/powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

    For the Cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper, or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornflour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. For the Glaze
  6. 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!
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Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Wyke Farms provided me with butter to bring you this recipe.

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26 Comments

26 Comments on Soft and Chewy Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

  1. Demeter | Beaming Baker
    July 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm (7 months ago)

    Marsha, I’m so glad the hot weather inspired you to make these cookies! Lemon cookies are my sister’s absolute favorite. I have to try making these for her some time (if she’s nice to me… J/k!) These cookies look so unbelievably soft and just… perfect. Exactly what I’d expect from MBA. 🙂 Hoping you get another thunderstorm! 😉 Pinning!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 11, 2016 at 5:24 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Demeter! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Marsha's Brother
    July 11, 2016 at 8:04 pm (7 months ago)

    I really wasn’t expecting much when I heard you was making LEMON cookies. It sounded unappetizing to me lol but as it’s your baking, I thought I had to at least try one. And to my surprise, it was actually really good! It’s soft as usual (like the rest of your cookies) but not so soft that it’s like biting into cookie dough lol
    But the thing that surprised me the most was the taste. I’m not a big fan of lemon, but I could of eaten 10 of them cookies in a row! It was so sweet, but not so that it overpowered the lemon. It was a perfect mix

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    • Marsha
      July 12, 2016 at 9:30 pm (7 months ago)

      Glad you enjoyed them so much! 😛

      Reply
  3. Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
    July 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm (7 months ago)

    I wish I had this recipe last month when I had this tiny bit of cream cheese leftover and I did not know what to do with it!! Cookies! Bake into cookie! Thanks, I’m gonna save this for all the times I make a recipe that doesn’t dare to use an entire package of cream cheese!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 11, 2016 at 11:05 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Tina!

      Reply
  4. Diana Johnson
    July 11, 2016 at 10:15 pm (7 months ago)

    These sound delicious! I love lemon-flavored baked goods, and cookies are just the right size for my sweet tooth. I’ll have to give these a try.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 11, 2016 at 11:06 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Diana!

      Reply
  5. Karyn
    July 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm (7 months ago)

    Hi Marsha.. you two of my favorite things here – Lemon & Cream Cheese and all in a COOKIE.. can’t go wrong here. Absolutely love your photos

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 11, 2016 at 11:06 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Karyn!

      Reply
  6. maria
    July 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm (7 months ago)

    These cookies definitely look soft and chewy …and lemon flavored! Love this. Pinned!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 12, 2016 at 10:37 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Maria! 🙂

      Reply
  7. Sarah
    July 12, 2016 at 12:25 am (7 months ago)

    Any cookie that is soft and chewy is A-OK with me! These sound delicious…I love lemon flavors this time of the year! Will definitely have to try this recipe ASAP! 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 12, 2016 at 10:37 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Sarah! 🙂

      Reply
  8. Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health
    July 12, 2016 at 8:50 am (7 months ago)

    You should come to Croatia. We have only sunshine and hot weather here 😉 Yeah, I have the same feeling. Summer and hot weather = lemon … cake, cookies, anything 😉 Marsha, these cookies looks perfect. Soft, chewy, lemony … omg, give me some! 😀

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 12, 2016 at 10:26 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks, Natalie! Croatia sounds lovely! 😉

      Reply
  9. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    July 14, 2016 at 12:01 pm (6 months ago)

    Anything involving cream cheese makes me giddy! Love these cookies, Marsha! So soft and lemony! YUM!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 14, 2016 at 12:30 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

      Reply
  10. Lynn | The Road to Honey
    July 14, 2016 at 6:03 pm (6 months ago)

    I’m glad we are not the only ones having crazy kookie weather. . .one minute it’s 90 degrees F out. . .and the next I’m shivering with my polar fleece on.

    Warm weather or not, these beauties are sure to bring a sunny disposition into my life. I love any and all things lemon. . .as a matter of fact it appears to be one of the most used ingredients in my house. If only I had a fresh batch of these zingy cookies sitting on my countertop.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 15, 2016 at 6:31 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Lynn!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      July 15, 2016 at 6:31 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Shelby!

      Reply
  11. Miranda
    July 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm (6 months ago)

    These look so amazing! I love lemon everything!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Miranda!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      July 18, 2016 at 8:46 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Olivia!

      Reply

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