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
Prep time: 
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A light, fluffy, low calorie lemon flavored cookie made with cream cheese.
  • 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
  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.
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!



Lemon Cookies
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  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 😉
    Liz recently posted…Chocolate Caramel Tart #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. these have my name written all over them!
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious recently posted…Scotch Tea Cookies for Mother’s Day #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. What a light and lovely cookie! And I think many moms and daughters have weird “things” :-)
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips recently posted…Lightened-Up Penne and Tomato Cream Sauce with Peas & Prosciutto for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  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!
    Laura Dembowski recently posted…White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies #SundaySupperMy Profile

  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.
    Shannon R recently posted…Limoncello Lemon Pound Cake Recipe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  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 :)
    Soni recently posted…Brussels Sprouts Kofta for #MothersDay #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. These cookies look like the “sandies” that I love. Your mother sounds like a wonderful person! Thanks for sharing.
    Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes recently posted…Mango Sorbet #SundaySupper #Mother’sDayMy Profile

  11. These sounds just perfect!

  12. I love the lemon cookies they are perfect for spring and perfect for Mother’s Day, too!
    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits recently posted…Vegetable Shu Mai – #SundaySupperMy Profile

  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
    Sarah recently posted…Chocolate Almond Prune Bread – A Mother’s Day #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. What a wonderful cheese filled tradition you and your mom had. I love that!
    Courtney @ Neighborfood recently posted…Orange Julius #SundaySupperMy Profile

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

  17. they look yummy!
    dina recently posted…Haagen-Dazs Free Cone Day May 13My Profile

  18. I love a light and lemony cookie! Yours looks perfect, Jennifer!
    Stacy recently posted…Star-Spangled Muffins #PickYourPlum #KickOffToSummerWeek2014 #MuffinMondayMy Profile

  19. Ohh the addition of cream cheese is perfect! I love the texture it gives cookies
    Shaina recently posted…Savor the City Culinary Tours: Taste Atlantic AveMy Profile

  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!
    Cathy recently posted…Mothers Day Strawberry Salad with Individual Asparagus Crab Mousse #SundaySupperMy Profile

  23. I love lemon cookies! These are perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch or Ladies Who Lunch!
    Christy recently posted…#SundaySupper – Carrot Ginger Soup& Rejuvenating Eye Polish for Mother’s DayMy Profile

  24. I definitely could not be trusted around these cookies without supervision. :-)
    Dionne Baldwin recently posted…Ham and Spinach Quiche #SundaySupperMy Profile


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