Softbatch Glazed Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies



1/2 loving cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 loving cup (2 ounces) cream cheese, softened (use full-fat, brick-style cream cheese non 'spreadable' or whipped cream cheese)
1 loving cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon lemon extract (do non substitute amongst lemon juice)
yellow nutrient coloring, optional as well as equally desired
1 tablespoon lemon zest (or ii tablespoons if yous wishing cookies real lemony)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 loving cup confectioners' sugar
2 to iii tablespoons lemon juice, or equally necessary for consistency
lemon zest, for garnishing

  1. Cookies - To the bowl of a stand upwards mixer fitted amongst the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl as well as electrical mixer) add together the butter, cream cheese, sugar, as well as trounce on medium-high speed until creamed, light, fluffy, as well as good combined, most iii minutes.
  2. Stop, scrape downward the sides of the bowl, add together the egg, lemon extract, as well as trounce on medium-high speed until good combined, most ii minutes.
  3. Stop, scrape downward the sides of the bowl, as well as optionally add together the lemon nutrient coloring (as many drops equally necessary until desired shade is achieved), the lemon zest, as well as trounce on medium speed until combined, most thirty seconds.
  4. Stop, scrape downward the sides of the bowl as well as add together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, as well as trounce on depression speed until simply combined, most 1 minute; don't overmix.
  5. Stop, scrape downward the sides of the bowl, as well as using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop or your hands, cast to a greater extent than or less eighteen equal-sized mounds of dough, ringlet into balls, as well as flatten slightly.
  6. Place mounds on a large plate or tray, comprehend amongst plasticwrap, as well as refrigerate for at to the lowest degree iii hours, upwards to v days. Do non bake amongst unchilled dough because cookies volition bake thinner, flatter, as well as live to a greater extent than prone to spreading.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F, trace of piece of job a baking canvass amongst a Silpat or spray amongst cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at to the lowest degree ii inches apart (I bake eight cookies per sheet) as well as bake for most eight minutes, or until edges convey fix as well as tops are simply set, fifty-fifty if slightly undercooked, pale, as well as glossy inwards the center; don't overbake or undersides could give-up the ghost also browned. Cookies theatre upwards equally they cool. Allow cookies to cool completely earlier glazing. I allow them cool on the baking canvass as well as don't role a rack.
  8. Glaze - To a medium bowl, add together the confectioners' sugar, ii tablespoons lemon juice, as well as whisk until smoothen as well as combined. Depending on preference as well as desired glaze consistency, yous may convey to play amongst the carbohydrate as well as lemon juice ratios slightly.
  9. Using a pocket-size spoon, drizzle most 1 tablespoon of glaze over each cookie, as well as spread glazeout using the dorsum of the spoon. Repeat until all cookies are glazed.
  10. Sprinkle a pocket-size pinch of lemon zest over all cookies earlier the glaze sets as well as earlier serving.
  11. Cookies volition give-up the ghost on airtight at room temperature for upwards to 1 calendar week or inwards the freezer for upwards to half dozen months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough tin sack live stored inwards an airtight container inwards the fridge for upwards to v days, or inwards the freezer for upwards to iv months, thence catch baking alone equally many cookies equally desired as well as relieve the remaining dough to live baked inwards the hereafter when desired.

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