Learn how to make this melt-in-your-mouth Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies at their finest and from scratch. What could be better?
Tender with a perfect lemon flavor these homemade gooey butter cookies look absolutely fabulous and are so tasty! It is so difficult to stop eating these!
Gooey, sweet and bursting with lemon flavor, you won\'t want to miss this lovely lemon cookies recipe!
Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies
2¼ cups (270 grams) organic all-purpose flour, such as King Arthur Flour®
2 teaspoons (about 8 grams) baking powder
1 (8-ounce/226-gram) package cream cheese, such as Philadelphia®, softened
½ cup (1 stick/113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
1½ cups (300 grams) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons (12 grams) freshly grated lemon zest, from 2 large lemons
1½ tablespoons (22.5 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon (a few drops) lemon oil, such as Boyajian® -Omit for gluten-free variation.
1/8 teaspoon natural yellow gel based food coloring, such as CHEFMASTER®
1 teaspoon (5 grams) kosher salt, or ¾ teaspoon regular table salt
1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk (mine weighed 71 grams w/o shells)
1 cup (120 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted, for rolling & dusting cookies
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Thanks to Stacy for this amazing recipe and featured image!