Lemon Cookies
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A light, fluffy, low calorie lemon flavored cookie made with cream cheese.
Serves: 48
  • 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
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Serving size: 1 cookie
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/05/11/lemon-cookies-sundaysupper/