Casual Cream Cheese Cookies
Best Kids Cookie Cookbook
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix butter, sugar, cream cheese, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add flour and beat until well blended.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing cookies about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. (I had to bake mine for quite a bit longer. Next time I might preheat my oven to 350.) Let cookies cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring cookies to racks.
Makes about 36 cookies.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Betty Crocker Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today
By: Betty Crocker
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
In a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with a spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Gradually beat in enough lemon juice to make frosting smooth and spreadable.
Once the cookies cool, spread the frosting on top and enjoy these buttery little treats!