Lemon Cookies #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Happy Mother’s Day to you!  Today for #SundaySupper we are celebrating Mom!!  As some of you know my Mom lives in North Carolina and I wish we were celebrating it together.  But I guess we will be talking on the phone.  I have to tell you my Mom is one of a kind.  She is more than a Mom to me, but a best friend.  Growing up we were like buddies.  As a young adult, I always had to be in bed by 9am, but every Thursday night at 10pm, my Mom would have Valevetta Cheese and Salsa all ready to go so we could  watch Knotts Landing together, kind of weird, but it was our thing!  :)  My Mom was is also one of those people everyone, at any age loves!  She is friendly, outgoing and I noticed she can be a real talker.  My Mom is a Nanny and let me tell you the kids love her.  I do miss my Mom very much and I am hoping one day soon I will be able to visit her.  It’s horrible how time goes by so fast, that the next thing you know the year is over with.  I just wanted to wish my Mom a very Happy Mother’s Day!!  I love you!!
Lemon Cookies #SundaySupper
To celebrate Mother’s Day I made a nice light cookie that would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch it is my Lemon Cookies! The cookies are tender, soft and have the perfect amount of lemon. Little Jenny said they tasted like Panera Bread’s shortbread cookies and at work I got oh my gosh these are so good! The ladies at work were so happy that they are only 54 calories! Not to shabby for a cookie!!
Lemon Cookies #SundaySupper
These cookies are made with cream cheese that makes them light and fluffy. I used freshly squeezed lemon and lemon zest to give them the perfect lemon flavor. Plus these cookies are a breeze to make!! Just note when you make these the batter is a tad sticky!! But the batter tastes good, but don’t tell anyone I had any! :)
Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 48
  • Serving size: 1 cookie
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A light, fluffy, low calorie lemon flavored cookie made with cream cheese.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 6 tbsp. butter unsalted (room temperature)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, reduced fat
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat; set a side.
  3. In a medium bowl add flour, whole wheat pastry flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder, mix until combined; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add lemon juice and lemon zest until combined. Add flour mixture just until incorporated. Note: The dough will be sticky.
  5. Drop about a teaspoon size of batter on to prepared cookie sheets, abut 2" apart.
  6. Bake in oven for 8 - 10 minutes until bottom of cookie lightly brown. Let the cookies rest on baking sheet for two minutes, then let them cool completely on a cooling rack.
Notes
Calories per cookie: 54, Fat: 2, Cholesterol: 9, Sodium: 51, Potassium: 6, Carbs: 8, Fiber: .04, Sugar: 4.4, Protein: 1

Lemon Cookies
I want to thank Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake for hosting this week! A great foodie friend and a great Mom!

I hope all of you Mom’s out there have a wonderful day! This is your special day, so make sure you relax and enjoy yourself. Oh and also check out the other #SundaySupper Mother’s Day Recipes.

Have a super wonderful day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Lemon Cookies
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Comments

  1. Your lemon cookies look to be perfection on Mother’s Day or any other day! Very clever to use cream cheese to reduce calories and make the cookies nice ‘n light.

    Love the story of how you and your mother watched Knots Landing together. It is the little rituals and memories that do mean so much <3

    Happy Mother's Day Jennifer!

  2. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom! Your cookies look delectable…and tasting the dough is always needed for quality control 😉

  3. these have my name written all over them!

  4. What a light and lovely cookie! And I think many moms and daughters have weird “things” :-)

  5. I love lemon cookies. I am sure it must be hard being that far from your mother. Just remember what a great job you did with Little Jenny. Thanks for being such a great friend. Let’s get together soon.

  6. 54 calories a cookie is not bad at all, especially for these fabulous looking treats!

  7. Get out of here 54 calories? They look amazing!!!! Happy Mother’s day@

  8. I love lemon cookies, thanks so much for sharing. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman, you are truly blessed.

  9. Oh I love lemon in anything and these gorgeous cookies are calling my name!!Love the light and fluffy texture and cannot wait to try :)

  10. These cookies look like the “sandies” that I love. Your mother sounds like a wonderful person! Thanks for sharing.

  11. These sounds just perfect!

  12. I love the lemon cookies they are perfect for spring and perfect for Mother’s Day, too!

  13. Those look delish Jennifer and I love that they have cream cheese in them, even better!!

  14. These look *SO* good, and perfect for warmer weather

  15. What a wonderful cheese filled tradition you and your mom had. I love that!

  16. I LOVE lemon cookies!!!! Can’t wait to try your recipe! Happy Mother’s Day!!! :)

  17. they look yummy!

  18. I love a light and lemony cookie! Yours looks perfect, Jennifer!

  19. Ohh the addition of cream cheese is perfect! I love the texture it gives cookies

  20. Lemon cookies are one of my faves! I also like to add a lemon glaze . . yummmmo!

  21. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I love these Lemon Cookies they look amazing!

  22. These look so light and flavorful for a spring luncheon!

  23. I love lemon cookies! These are perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch or Ladies Who Lunch!

  24. I definitely could not be trusted around these cookies without supervision. :-)

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