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Lemon Cheesecake Cookies

Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Cheesecake Cookies, Lemon Cookies, Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Terri


For the Lemon Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup graham crackers, finely crushed

For the Cheesecake Filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbs sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°

For the Lemon Cookies

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter, cream cheese and sugar together until well incorporated.
  2. Add egg, lemon peel, lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Using a separate bowl, whisk flour and baking powder together and then add to cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in the graham cracker crumbs and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Using your finger, make an indentation in the center of the cookies.

For the Cheesecake Filling

  1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, grated lemon peel, egg yolk, and sour cream together in a small mixing bowl until smooth and creamy.

  2. Fill each cookie with 1/2 tsp of filling.
  3. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wire racks to cool.

Recipe Notes

Recipe mostly adapted from My Great Recipes