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Lemon Cream Cheese Crackle Cookies

Lemon Cream Cheese Crackle Cookies. Delicious, soft, lemony crackle cookies are great or on their own or even better sandwiched together with smooth, luscious cream cheese frosting. An outstanding combination of flavours.

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Lemon Cream Cheese Crackle Cookies.

A bunch of different recipes for lemon crackle cookies have been making the rounds on Pinterest lately. None quite seemed to hit the mark for me though.

I wanted a soft cookie version that would go well with a layer of cream cheese frosting to hold them together.

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Lemon Cream Cheese Crackle Cookies.

The truth is that these are perfectly fine on their own without the filling. Unadorned they make what my mother would call a lovely “cup of tea” cookie.

Either way you try them, these Lemon Cream Cheese Crackle Cookies are delicious and a real treat for the lemon lovers in your life.

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Use organic lemons when possible.

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Yield: 12 sandwich cookies or 24 unfilled cookies

Lemon Cream Cheese Crackle Cookies.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Lemon Cream Cheese Crackle Cookies. Delicious, soft, lemony crackle cookies are great or on their own or even better sandwiched together with smooth, luscious cream cheese frosting. An outstanding combination of flavours.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • zest of 3 large lemons, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar, powdered sugar (for rolling the cookie dough in)

for the cream cheese frosting.

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar, powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar very well.
  3. Beat in the vanilla and lemon extracts and the chopped lemon zest.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Fold in the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. Don't overwork the dough.
  6. Cover the dough and refrigerate for about an hour.
  7. Scatter the icing sugar in the bottom of a pie plate.
  8. Roll the chilled into 1 inch balls and then roll the balls into the powdered sugar.
  9. Place the dough balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 13 -15 minutes until they are lightly brown at the edges and do not look wet on the top.
  11. Cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Sandwich 2 of the cookies together with about a tablespoon of the cream cheese frosting.
  13. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

12 sandwich cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 359Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 61mgSodium 263mgCarbohydrates 79gFiber 1gSugar 62gProtein 4g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Francesco Gatti

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Ohh that lemon color with white cream looking very delicious. I would to make this recipe. Those exact notes and directions which you have mentioned in this recipe are very useful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Jean Wilson

Saturday 14th of December 2019

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