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Lemon Cheesecake Cookies

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A sweet, cheery little cookie that will stand out on your cookie plate."
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45 m servings 41
Original recipe yields 60 servings (5 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, lemon peel, and lemon extract and beat well.
  3. Sift flour and salt together in a bowl. Add to the bowl with the butter mixture in 3 additions, mixing well after each. Add food coloring and mix in thoroughly.
  4. Press cookies 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheet using a cookie press fitted with a flower disc. Press 1 red hot cinnamon candy into the center of each cookie.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until just starting to turn golden brown on the edges, 14 to 16 minutes; do not overbake.
  6. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 41 calories; 2.1 4.8 0.5 9 24 Full nutrition

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These were delicious!!! I saw no reviews or stars on it and happy to be the first one since all three words of this recipe are my favorite! I sub the white sugar for confectionares’ sugar at s...

ilove it, but who would keep cinnamon red hot candy from the 60's