Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together until fluffy. Blend in baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, grated lemon peel and lemon juice. Gradually blend in the 3 cups flour or more and knead to form soft dough. Force the dough through a cookie press with a number 16 plate to form 3" long bars. Press the cookes directly onto the baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack.
  2. ICING:
  3. 1 cup powdered sugar
  4. 4 teaspoons milk
  5. 2/3 cup walnuts
  6. In a small bowl, blend the sugar, lemon juice, and milk together until smooth. Brush half the top of the cookie with icing. Sprinkle the icing with salnuts. Place on a rack to dry the icing. Repeat the process.