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Ooey Gooey Lemon Cookies
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4.80 from 53 votes

Ooey Gooey Lemon Cookies

This delectable lemon cookie melts in your mouth!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cookies, ooey gooey lemon cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

Lemon Cookie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup (113g) salted butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2-1/4 cups (282g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (63g) confectioners sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

Topping

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, for rolling cookie dough in

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, lemon zest, and granulated sugar until blended. 
  • Add in egg, vanilla, and lemon extract. 
  • Add in flour, baking powder, and 1/2 cup confectioners sugar. With the mixer on low, gradually beat into creamed mixture. 
  • Using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough and then roll in the remaining 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar. Place approximately 6 dough balls on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. (Cookies will spread.)
  • Bake until they no longer appear wet on top, 8-11 minutes. After about 5 minutes cooling on the pan (they will be soft!), place on cooling racks to cool completely.

Video

Notes

***The video is for my Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies. The only changes I made were adding lemon zest and lemon extract! 

Nutrition

Serving: 24g | Calories: 137kcal