Looking for the ultimate sweet treat? Try our recipe for Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies, the best ever! These delightful cookies are soft, chewy, and bursting with tangy lemon flavor.
With their melt-in-your-mouth texture and irresistible gooey center, they’re sure to become a favorite. Get ready to indulge in a citrusy twist on classic butter cookies that will leave you craving more.
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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