Glazed Lemon-Cream Cheese Cookies

These delicate cookies are soft and fluffy inside thanks to the addition of cake flour. The cream cheese enhances the flavor of the cookie and the glaze. Perfect for Sunday tea or coffee.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
36 cookies



  • 1 ½ cups cake flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened

  • 5 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Sift cake flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

  3. Combine butter, cream cheese, white sugar, and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Mix in egg and egg yolk until incorporated. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract; mix to combine. Slowly add flour mixture until just incorporated; batter will be thick and sticky. Scoop dough with a small cookie scoop and drop 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 11 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. While cookies are baking, whisk together cream cheese, milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest for the glaze in a small bowl until no lumps remain. Slowly whisk in powdered sugar until glaze is runny in consistency. Hold each warm cookie upside down and dip and twist in the glaze. Shake off excess glaze, and place cookie upright on a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining cookies and glaze.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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