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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:23:59 AM
I know I'm a bit late to this party but I just made these...and OMG I can't stop eating them. Seriously. They are amazing!

Since I know the rules, even though it's been posted many times...

Cream Cheese Cookies

1 cup butter
1 sm pkg of Cream Cheese (3oz)
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter and cream cheese . Slowly add sugar beat until fluffy
Beat in egg yolk, add flour and vanilla. Mix Well. Chill dough
For at least 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 mins.

Frosting
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons of butter
1 grated lemon rind

Cream butter and add sugar slowly add lemon juice and rind.
Spread on warm cookies


I tinted the frosting a light orange since I'm taking them to a get together for Halloween tonight. Also, I doubled the dough recipe but didn't have enough juice from my lemon to double the icing recipe and I'm glad I didn't...as it's listed it made enough for all of the cookies.





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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:29:30 AM
This is my next recipe to try out.


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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:30:45 AM
They are on my list of things to try too!

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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:31:43 AM
Okay, marking this thread this time. lol...

I'm going to try them using a gluten-free flour mix. I'll report on how that goes since I know there are other gluten-free Peas here.



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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:40:39 AM
My family has made this recipe for as long as I remember. They are soooo good!




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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:42:48 AM
Last time I was visiting my mom, she mentioned that she needed something to take to a pot luck at church so I made these for her. They were a BIG hit! I didn't have any real lemons so used lemon juice she had but I really wish I had a real lemon so I could have added the lemon zest in the icing - I think it would have given it more of a zing.

The next time I make them, I will add the lemon zest as mentioned in the recipe.

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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:48:44 AM
I am glad everyone is enjoying them. My Aunt would be happy!


My family has made this recipe for as long as I remember. They are soooo good!


Wow Kendra.... I would love to know where this recipe came from originally. Any help would be appreciated.! Thanks.

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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:51:33 AM
I have no idea. I just remember my Grandma making them forever! She would make a bunch and then have all the grandkids over to decorate them for Christmas.




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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:51:58 AM
On a realted note, I've never seen a 3 oz. pkg of cream cheese! Just the 8 oz. bricks.

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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:56:17 AM
These sound really yummy!! I will have to try these...



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Posted: 10/31/2010 10:57:53 AM
I used to see 3 oz. packages of cream cheese but haven't for a long time. I have a food scale and used that to measure out 6 oz. for a double recipe.





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Posted: 10/31/2010 11:10:21 AM
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Posted: 10/31/2010 11:18:17 AM
We loved them here too!
And now I'm contemplating using strawberry cream cheese to see what happens! LOL
Maybe strawberry cream cheese with a chocolate glaze? Hmmm...



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Posted: 10/31/2010 11:30:01 AM
Mmm, these sound delicious. TFS!
Lizz- you have to report back on the strawberry ones!!!


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Posted: 10/31/2010 12:25:43 PM
I planned to make them soon, and even bought a lemon and the 3oz cream cheese. My daughter just told me that she doesn't like lemon flavor!

Can you make the icing without the lemon? Would it still be good, or would it be boring without it?

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Posted: 10/31/2010 12:54:17 PM
They were a big success both times I made them. I personally wouldn't bother without the lemon, but that's just me.

I always use the z cream cheese and just cut them at the hash marks, like on butter.


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Posted: 10/31/2010 1:03:53 PM
I think what makes the cookies most delicious is the frosting, because that is where the flavor really is. Otherwise, you only have this smooth textured, yummy, vanilla-cream cheese flavored cookie.

Would you dd like a different flavoring like orange or lime? How about something like almond in the frosting?

I would recommend baking a couple of the cookies and see if you like them unfrosted - or what flavors your dd WOULD like on them. My dd is home from her University this wknd, and she just HAD to bake these cookies too. I've been wanting to try an orange flavor myself.

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Posted: 10/31/2010 1:04:48 PM
MMMMMMMMMMMM!!! TFS!

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Posted: 10/31/2010 1:25:45 PM
Thanks for your input on the lemon. I love lemon, so I really want to try these.

Maybe I'll do the icing with the lemon and leave some of the cookies plain. I'll let my dd experiment with different flavors.

She has severe food allergies, so when she tells me that something stings her throat, we don't make her eat it (she's the only kid I know that doesn't have to eat peas!)

Maybe a little chocolate frosting or some cherry flavoring for the icing...


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Posted: 10/31/2010 7:35:31 PM
Gonna give these a try.

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Posted: 10/31/2010 7:51:38 PM
1 cup of butter????

They must be good.

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Posted: 10/31/2010 8:07:03 PM
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Posted: 11/3/2010 1:21:51 PM
I made these last night and man are they good!

A note - I only used a cup and a half of powdered sugar in the frosting - I didn't need a whole two cups. And I think next time I'll cut the lemon down a bit. It was just the slightest bit too tart for my taste.

And OMG, the dough is almost better than the cookie!




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Posted: 11/3/2010 1:51:29 PM
I made these last night too. Yum. I am currently eating them straight from the fridge and I like them even better. I followed the recipe exactly.

One question how do others store them? I wasn't sure so I kept them chilled. Can they be left out?

This recipe is a keeper.

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Posted: 11/3/2010 2:18:53 PM
Can't wait to make these!! They sound yummy!!!!

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Posted: 11/3/2010 2:26:40 PM
I put mine in a sealed container on the counter. They were fine.




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Posted: 11/3/2010 2:32:05 PM

On a realted note, I've never seen a 3 oz. pkg of cream cheese! Just the 8 oz. bricks.


Funny that you mention it because you are right! I have many old recipes (40's - 50's) from my Great-Gram and they will call for this size.

3 oz. bricks of cream cheese must have gone the way of "oleo margarine."




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Posted: 11/3/2010 3:02:07 PM
I've baked them a few times since I saw the recipe posted & they were fabulous! I love the lemon taste. They'd be perfect served at a tea. I'm just wondering how everyone zests their lemons? With a grater or a zester??









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Posted: 11/3/2010 3:20:34 PM
I wish 2peas would make a separate recipe board. There are some great recipes I have gotten from here. It would be great to have them all housed in one place.

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Posted: 11/3/2010 3:46:26 PM
Can't.resist.any.longer. - adding them to my "to-do" list. Sigh.

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Posted: 11/3/2010 5:54:14 PM

I wish 2peas would make a separate recipe board. There are some great recipes I have gotten from here. It would be great to have them all housed in one place.




not the answer you are looking for but you can bookmark the thread by selecting the green cross sign on the top of the thread. i would love a recipe section added too!





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Posted: 11/3/2010 5:57:30 PM
We loved them here too! YUM!!


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Posted: 11/3/2010 6:43:09 PM

Holy moly! I'm staying as far away from this one as possible!
And my hips and thighs will thank me.
They sound so yummy ~ I'd want them all to myself.



If I had a "give the cookies away to people I want to impress and also want to contribute to clogging their arteries" occasion, then maybe ...




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Posted: 11/3/2010 6:50:29 PM
Going to try these this weekend. TFS!

I can still get the 3 oz. at my local grocery store. Maybe you can ask the store manager to order some for you.

The strawberry recipe with chocolate glaze sounds sinful!


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Posted: 11/3/2010 7:02:27 PM

I always use the 8 ounce cream cheese and just cut them at the hash marks, like on butter.


Me too. I thought that's what everybody did.


Question for those that have made them, how many dozen does the recipe yield?

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Posted: 11/3/2010 7:23:21 PM
Those sound delicious!



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Posted: 11/3/2010 7:31:52 PM
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Posted: 12/20/2010 3:16:13 PM
I made these as Christmas cookies to give away to my coworkers...and they were SO GOOD I ended up keeping them all for myself. lol.


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Posted: 12/20/2010 3:30:25 PM

Question for those that have made them, how many dozen does the recipe yield?


I haven't made them but was wondering this myself and went back and read other threads about these cookies to see if I could find the answer. According to other bakers, it's three dozen.

I have a question of my own: Has anyone doubled this recipe? It seems like one that could be doubled without ill results...

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Posted: 12/20/2010 3:42:22 PM
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Posted: 12/20/2010 3:44:20 PM
I made these the other day... seriously yummy!

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Posted: 12/20/2010 3:48:45 PM
I doubled the recipe when I made these. They came out great...oh, I didn't doubled the icing and I had plenty.





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Posted: 12/20/2010 4:19:03 PM
Thank you!

(And it made me laugh that you answered my question in the very first post of this very thread and I went back reading old threads looking for info! Duh. )

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Posted: 12/20/2010 4:25:59 PM
Does anyone have a picture of what they are supposed to look like? I am not good with frosting and need a picture as a reference!



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Posted: 12/21/2010 7:19:01 PM
This is what mine looked like. I may have to make some of these before Friday. Yum!!


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Posted: 12/21/2010 7:42:13 PM
AKathy, those look yummy!

*adds recipe to baking list*


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Posted: 12/22/2010 1:07:10 AM
I made these tonight and substituted organge juice for the lemon juice as I am not a fan of lemon flavor or lemon anything actually and I thought they tasted good! Just a thought for you who might not care for lemon. I didn't have any orange rind so the "orange" was just a hint, but for me that's totally alright. I might try some rind on another batch. These are pretty good I have to say!! Perfect holiday (or anytime really) treat. I'm making a double batch and giving some to our neighbors tomorrow.

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Posted: 12/22/2010 6:17:40 AM
These are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I added a batch to my Christmas cookie list. I sprinkled some green/red colored sugar on top to make them a little festive.








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