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Lemon Cheesecake Cookies

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 11
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 20 1x


Delicious and easy cheesecake cookies with a nice lemon flavor.


  • 4 oz. (120g) cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup (60g) butter (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup (130g) sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (160g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest (from organic lemon)
  • confectioners’ sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside.
  2. Make sure the cream cheese and butter have room temperature. Add to a large bowl and beat on high speed until well combined and fluffy. Add the sugar and mix until well incorporated. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix in well. Mix the flour with baking powder, salt, and lemon zest and add to the bowl, mix until just combined. Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to place walnut-sized amounts of dough on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes. The cookies should be firm but still a bit soft in the middle and not browned. Take out of the oven and let cool down a bit on the baking sheet, then remove and let cool down completely on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining dough. Dust the cooled cookies with confectioners’ sugar and store in an airtight container.


  • Enjoy baking!