Lemon-Cheese Pressed Cookies


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
  • 11⁄2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


In a mixer, blend butter and cream cheese on medium speed. Add sugar, and cream thoroughly. Add egg, lemon juice and rind. Blend well. Add flour and baking powder and mix. Chill dough at least 30 minutes, or even better, overnight. Force the dough through a cookie press on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool on a rack. Makes about 5 dozen 2-inch cookies.